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From: MAD14kt
Date: 03-18-2006, 09:32 PM (1 of 5)
:bang: I need help on how to upholsery the back of an office chair (the one with the rollers). :cry: It is stapled together, leaving me lost in how to take it apart.

Also could you include some photos if possible. Thanks. :up:
"What is to give light must endure the burning"
User: MAD14kt
Member since: 12-21-2005
Total posts: 31
From: beachgirl
Date: 03-19-2006, 12:35 PM (2 of 5)
Wish I could help you but I just made a fitted cover to go over the first one I had so it would match my sewing room. I just took the measurements of the chair back, front,sides & seat added the seam allowance I needed, made a pattern & made it. I put a draw string in the hem underneath so I could draw it up tight. That way I could take it off to wash it if need be. It did look like it was upholstered to the chair. I no longer have that one & haven't made any yet for the others I have. Just another idea for you to consider.Oh, the seat & back were separate, not all in one piece. Just the standard rolling chair for a computer or machine. No arms either.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: SandyGirl
Date: 03-19-2006, 01:29 PM (3 of 5)
I would slipcover also. If is already stapled together, it probably won't survive a true re-upholstery....
User: SandyGirl
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 97
From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-19-2006, 02:35 PM (4 of 5) need an upholstery stapler to re-do the back. (and they're compressor powered.) I'd just make a padded slip cover for the thing.
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: MAD14kt
Date: 03-19-2006, 03:57 PM (5 of 5)
:bg: Thanks everyone for your help. I guess it looks like I will slipcover the back. :bluewink:
"What is to give light must endure the burning"
User: MAD14kt
Member since: 12-21-2005
Total posts: 31
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