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« on: October 09, 2011 07:01:20 PM »

I have a great chair that I saved from the trash.  Sadly the seat was too moldy to save.
I have never replaced the actual seat of a chair before, so I don't really know where to start.
The thought of getting some plywood/particle board crossed my mind.  But I don't have any
wood working tools to cut it to size.  So I thought that I could do some sort of webbing and
put a comfy cushion on it.... but where do I find the right sort of material for that? 

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011 02:47:37 PM »

It would help if you posted a picture of the chair.  Thanks, c
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011 12:31:57 PM »

lol, sorry!   Grin

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011 11:39:45 PM »

Hardware/DIY stores over here most often offer to cut the wood for you for little or no money - wonderful for projects where you need long cuts.
Don't know if they do that in your place or if they offer any other angles than 90 - but might be worth a try.

Some old chairs have a base of "belts" woven as a base - usually as a base for springs - though it might be tricky to get the belts tight enough, but it might be an idea. The pictures on this site give you the idea, sorry it's in German.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011 07:14:54 AM »

Hardware/DIY stores over here most often offer to cut the wood for you for little or no money - wonderful for projects where you need long cuts.
Don't know if they do that in your place or if they offer any other angles than 90 - but might be worth a try.

Some old chairs have a base of "belts" woven as a base - usually as a base for springs - though it might be tricky to get the belts tight enough, but it might be an idea. The pictures on this site give you the idea, sorry it's in German.


The only hardware type store around here is Home Depot.  Do you think they might offer that service?
Thanks for the link, that is what I was thinking of doing exactly.  And I use Chrome, so it translated it
to English for me! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011 09:07:22 AM »

I found some Karate belts at the GW and used them for webbing.  I can put all my weight in the seat
and it holds very well.  Now all I have to do is get/make a cushion for it and it will be in working order,
and pretty to look at!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011 02:28:05 AM »

Looking forward to the finished chair Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011 07:57:26 PM »

Here it is so far.  I'm not sure what color fabric I want for the seat yet, so it is sitting just
like this at the kitchen table!



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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011 01:35:07 AM »

That's an interesting idea with the karate belts.  I have chair I just redid, a side of the road find, & after repadding & recovering the plywood chair bottom, I have realized it is possibly the most uncomfortable chair I have ever sat on in my life.  Which really sucks, because it's NaNoWriMo & that's my writing chair. Roll Eyes

I have been thinking about nixing the plywood & doing webbing.  There is no where around here that sells it, but I have been thinking about using duct tape.  I've read in a few places where it is recommended for fixing those strappy lawn chairs.

Also, I use Google Chrome too & after reading all the posts & click the German link, what did I say when I saw it?  "Aw, I can't read it; it's in German."  Doh! Embarrassed  Then I remembered the translator.
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