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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: kodydog on May 14, 2018, 08:56:22 PM

Title: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: kodydog on May 14, 2018, 08:56:22 PM
This is one of those chairs that I wished I knew what I was getting into before I started.

The thing was a disgusting mess when the customer brought it to us. Normally you would take a chair like this to the dump but it was her mothers and she wanted it reupholstered.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/47zPDmWJmHydUOvy2

Its one of those chairs that as your taking it apart you are finding unidentified gooey stains. Even the construction is very odd. They constructed this elaborate joinery to hold the back legs in place. Notice the big knot hole in the side rail, jeez couldn't they find a better piece of wood.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VKHmRPX261Nk4aSu2

Unfortunately they failed to add corner blocks and the back rail, the one the springs are attached to failed. The fabric was holding it in place and I didn't notice it was broken when I gave the estimate. Rose called and told her it would be a little more.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/plml9CgaU3gqeTG52

In order to fix it I had to remove the springs. I replaced one dowel and added corner blocks. And used plenty of glue.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7KKHGmOSEzDexvfp2

I'll post a picture of the finished chair tomorrow. Wait until you see the fabric.
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: MinUph on May 14, 2018, 09:04:55 PM
I dont get any of the pics all links not found
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: kodydog on May 14, 2018, 09:20:48 PM
Does it work now? I tried to take a short cut, bad idea.
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: MinUph on May 15, 2018, 06:22:50 AM
Yes they work now.
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: SteveA on May 15, 2018, 10:03:31 AM
I'm guessing that void on the seat rail was at one time filled with a tight knot that didn't cause anyone concern.  Years later a different story - needs a bridge - I know you're a bridge builder.
I see you have the dewalt.  I thinking of buying the Mikita compact impact driver just for the purpose of reinforcing with screws unseen wood areas in need of strength.
SA
 
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: kodydog on May 15, 2018, 04:54:13 PM
Here is the finished wing chair. I striped it to the frame and tossed most of the padding. The customer picked an interesting fabric.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/83domDRiApMdKwvl2
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: 65Buick on May 15, 2018, 07:53:09 PM
Interesting fabric would be right. Do you know what other furnishings they have?
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: kodydog on May 15, 2018, 08:11:22 PM
Haven't a clue, they dropped it off and will pick it up. She said she was shopping for fabric with a friend. Her friend saw this fabric and said I am buying it for you. Allrighty then...
Title: Re: Wing Chair Recover.
Post by: SteveA on May 16, 2018, 10:22:35 AM
Wrong thread