The dining room chairs are vintage, maybe even antique, but they’re still useful.
Or they would be useful if the seats were repaired.
Last week I got together all the supplies to repair the chairs but was having difficulty removing the old tacks of which there were many.
Taking the old seats apart was really holding me up until a friend said that’s the kind of mindless work she liked to do. So I let her take apart 3 of the 4 cushions. I’m keeping the 4th one in tact to make sure I know how to put them back together.
The cushions are marked with Roman numerals to identify to which chair frame they belong and I marked top and bottom just to be sure I got it right.
The process starts with laying a piece of jute webbing on the top of the frame. Then staple the webbing to the frame and wrap it back over itself. Staple again.
Stretch it taut across the frame and repeat the stapling process.
Fill the frame both vertically and horizontally, weaving the strips as you go along.
I filled the first frame with 3 vertical and 3 horizontal strips.
I used only 2 horizontal strips on subsequent frames to reduce the bulk and the amount of webbing necessary.
Having almost finished a prototype I plan to finish applying all the webbing before proceeding with additional steps of adding padding and top fabric.
What’s your latest DIY project?