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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008 05:41:06 PM »

Great job on a fairly intricately upholstered chair -- and the telling of the story as well!
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008 07:57:35 PM »

Gorgeous fabric!
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008 08:13:59 PM »

cute!
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2008 10:26:35 AM »

not only do I love this project, I love your gryffindor tee!!!

but seriously, much props to you guys. Ive wanted to reupholster some chairs at my house...im rethinking it... Wink
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2008 01:18:06 PM »

Wow great job! 
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2008 06:04:18 PM »

Your post is one of the most fun to read, fun to follow, fun to see remakes I've ever read. Thank you for a thorough and thoroughly funny hike from start to finish. Love the new chair - I bet it smells terrific! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2008 02:58:18 PM »

Great job!  Looks 100% better!
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2008 05:32:28 PM »

The chair I am currently working on is a wing chair. Those are SUCH a pain to rip apart. I still have my battle scars on my hands. How do you put it back together without the evil teeth things?
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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2008 06:09:59 PM »

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How do you put it back together without the evil teeth things?

Well, we used tack strips on straight edges, and ended up gluing the top curved and bottom straight edge of the back.  We also tucked some glue into crevices that were not stapled (b/c staples would have shown).  The glue we used was some toxic "extremely flammable, vapor harmful" "Quick Grip" glue.  It said on the package it was suitable for fabric.  I'd used it before and it has proved to be very strong. 

Basically, with the wing-back aspects, we pulled all panels facing front to the back, and stapled on the back.  The last step was to cover the back, and all those telltale staples. 
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2008 07:43:46 PM »

Good job!.
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