HELP I want to save these chairs
Hello all first time on threads but a subsciber to fine home builder and fine cooking so i know i ma in the right lace for solid advice. i want to save these chairs there are 4 total the shop in town ill do the chairs fro $30 total if i stripp them and provide the fabric. No luck searching the web everyone want me to buy new and fill the landfills with the old ones. i KNOW they blew out form teenager flopping but no one will fess up… go figure:) ANyway any help would be appreciated thanks Bob
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I think that $30 plus fabric is a deal. It really depends on what kind of fabric you plan to use though. A good canvas might be the best bet. I have covered chairs much like those and it involved a lot of hand sewing which doesn't wear well. Is it possible to take your chairs apart? If that is the case the job would be easier than mine.Repair shops have the equipment to do the job.
The end caps come off and some needlenose pliers and a good yank and the old stuff is done it was pretty easy ( compared towhat i thought ) i was thinking canvas ( solid green) at first but then i was wanting something along the lines of the original but cost WILL have a direct impact on my decision
You might want to look at this website, they have a lot of outdoor and marine fabrics that may work well for you:
I've never ordered from them but I've heard good things about them and they don't seem to be all that expensive.
Edited 3/15/2008 4:07 am ET by jatman
A very good place to order fabric is http://www.beaconfabric.com They carry upholstery as well as outdoor/RV/Marine grade fabrics with lots of choices. I am looking at a current catalog and they carry Phifertex Vinyl Mesh in 54" width. That looks very similar to what was original. 12 color choices, too! It runs about $13.00 per yard which doesn't sound bad to me.
Good luck on your project!
If you check out Annie Modesitt's web site-she replaced the canvas in a wood frame chair with a knitted seat made out of nylon cord or rope-it looks really neat and might work for chairs like this. We haev the same chairs but they are still in good shape-but I'm going to keep this idea on the backburner for when their time comes. Good luck.
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