Dining Room chairs. Bevel the foam?

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Old 09-22-10, 01:15 PM
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Question Dining Room chairs. Bevel the foam?

I'm reupholstering dining room chairs. First time I've ever done this.

I'm using 2" medium density foam, on the advice of the supply house.

Around the outer edges of the seat, do I just cut the foam straight (perpendicular to the ground), or do I bevel it at say a 45 degree angle?

Thank you . . . Stu
 
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Old 09-24-10, 10:27 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum! Sorry, I must have missed this post during the forum upgrade.
You cut the foam straight, not beveled. Wrap with thick batting which is what will smooth the edges and make it soft and comfortable.
 
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Another suggestion.

You can also use dacron if you are having a hard time finding any batting. You can find dacron in all your retail fabric shops. You can also go to your local upholstery shop and if a small job most will be happy to help you or offer advice and maybe give you the amount of supplies you need.
 
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Old 10-01-10, 10:47 AM
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Dacron is batting, a bonded batting. I've never seen it in any retail fabric shop, only in upholstery supply places, which is why I suggested a thick batting.
I also use Stitched Dacron which is softer than Bonded Dacron.
 
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