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DIY chair upholsteryupholster a chairis an easy task for lovers ofdo-it-yourself. Anyone wishing to restore a chair may be forced to replace itspadding, and this is where you have to hunt for work tools!

An easy example ofDIY chair upholstery we saw it in the article "like upholstering a chair“, In this post we will see in detail how to prepare a comfortablepadding for chairswith thedo-it-yourself.

The necessary

  • Plywood panel 10 mm thick and the diameter and shape of the chair. The panel is only needed if the seat needs to be redone.
  • Pad made of synthetic foam material 30-40 mm thick.
  • 20 mm thick foam.
  • Wadding flakes, the right amount to fill yourspadding.
  • Cotton cloth.
  • New lining.

With the passage of time the chairs, like any piece of furniture, they tend to wear out especially in the seat area: thepaddingit loses its original shape, it is no longer uniform and it is also uncomfortable! Remedy with an intervention ofdo-it-yourselfit's not difficult at all.

First of all, check that the failure is not due to the support of thepadding, in this case, you may need a plywood panel to act as a new base for the seat.

It is not easy to find the original material of thepadding(once therepaddingwas made with tow and shavings), for this reason it is recommended to purchase synthetic materials readily available in shopsDIY.

How to proceed for the creation of aDIY padding

  1. Cover the base with a rather rigid foam pad capable of occupying a thickness of 30-40 mm.
  2. To obtain the classic rounded shape ofpaddingpresent in antique chairs, a single piece of foam rubber about 20 mm thick must be glued to the bearing that has just been fixed.
  3. The wadding flakes will in turn be glued to the piece of foam rubber. During fixing, remember to exert some pressure to give thepaddingnot only the eventual rounded shape but also the right consistency and softness.
  4. At this point you can proceed with the creation of a preliminary coating with cotton fabric. This covering must be fixed (also by means of a wall stapler) in the lower part of the seat.
  5. The covering must be well stretched so as to compact the layer of wadding.
  6. The work ends with the application of the lining that will completely cover the cotton lining.

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