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Topic: Taking apart an old armchair, need help removing the frame(with pics)  (Read 791 times)
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« on: June 18, 2009 02:14:49 PM »

Here's the chair:



I need to remove that lighter colored wood frame to attach the new upholstery. I unscrewed it from the top, now the only things holding it in place are two wooden dowls on each lower corner:



I can get to them from the side:



But I can't pound them in far enough to remove the frame. Am I supposed to just cut them, and replace them with new? Help!
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009 09:03:54 PM »

Never mind, I'm just going to try to upholster around it. As I was...  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009 03:09:57 AM »

this is a bit late, but perhaps you could get a short piece of dowel slightly narrower than the dowel you're trying to pound, and then pound on the other end of the new dowel with a rubber mallet.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009 08:42:01 PM »

Well, I finally figures out that I'd have to take the spring-frame off, but I ended up just using a saw.
Thanks for the help, though! I bet that would have worked better...
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