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willhime

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04-23-2018 10:11 PM

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My old lady likes the leather seats on these stools but wants them to be put onto mesquite custom stools. Is there a better way than undoing every decorative pin in the leather perimeters and reattach them to the new mesquite ones ? I’m afraid I won’t be able to replicate the same taughtness the originals have

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#1 posted 04-23-2018 10:49 PM

it may be possible that those are strip tacks. 4 to 6 without the pin then a pin.
so actually, you will only be removing every 6th tack or so. (maybe less, maybe more).
or – if someone really had the time and fortitude, they used individual tacks, but doubtful.
there is probably a tack strip, like the edge of carpet first, which holds the material taught
while being stretched and tacked down. then the ornamental tacks are just that – ornamental.

This is the tack strip that actually holds the material taught and in place while
the ornamental tacks are being applied.

if you don’t have any upholstery experience, you could probably go to YouTube
and view some chair upholstery videos of how it’s done – then do the opposite to remove.
after you do one stool, you will soon see why the upholstery shops charge so much.
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#2 posted 04-24-2018 12:37 AM

if you fully intend to go into this project, you will need some specialty tools for the task.
DIY Upholstery Supply has just about everything you will need.
if you want to preserve your sanity, you could run the stools through the table saw
and cut off the seat base and marry it to the new mesquite stool frame somehow.
now, to do that accurately, you would have to fabricate a sled frame to hold the stools just right
to get the square cut and do it safely.

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willhime

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#3 posted 04-24-2018 04:31 PM

Yeah I thought about the preserve my sanity method of cutting the tops off and joining to a mesquite bottom but 2 of the sides are curved so I wouldn’t be able to TableSaw them off.

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#4 posted 04-24-2018 05:49 PM

Does your wife know you call her “my old lady”? Kind of rude…

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