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Refurbishing/converting chair seats, fabric to solid wood

Refurbishing/converting chair seats, fabric to solid wood


Old 06-28-07, 01:26 PM
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Refurbishing/converting chair seats, fabric to solid wood


We have some oak chairs that have fabric seats. We removed the fabric, and would like to convert the chairs to a solid wood seat.

Currently the chair seat is a square wooden frame that is very nice, formerly exposed, but where the fabric was in the center of the square frame, is a square hole.

So we want to make the seat all wood... and are trying to figure out if there is a way to cutout a wooden square to fill the hole, probably glueing that in, and reinforcing with some metal brackets underneath, or if we should just buy whole new seats to replace the old seats with the missing square centers...

Anyone tried this conversion or have any advice, or tips, or input on such a project?


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Old 06-29-07, 04:03 AM
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Edward, welcome to the forums! You should be able to remove the seat frame by unscrewing them from the cross members. If you can do that, all you would need to do is buy oak boards, biscuit them edge to edge to make the width you need, and using the seat you removed as a template, cut out the new seat and reinstall it on the cross members.
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