Recovering Dining Chairs

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Colin, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Colin

    Colin Guest

    I have a set of dining chairs with removable seats. I was considering
    recovering them. Should be easy: pop out the seats and staple some new
    material on...

    I then thought, hmm, what about covering the seat in leather instead of
    cloth. Must be harder wearing and much more sexy.

    Has anyone tried this? was it a success? Where can I get some suitable
    leather from? What is suitable leather?

    TIA Colin
    Colin, Oct 13, 2004
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  2. Colin

    Andy Dingley Guest

    On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:37:48 +0100, "Colin"
    <> wrote:

    >Has anyone tried this? was it a success?


    Drop in seats are easy. Any DIY upholstery book should explain the
    process. As padding, "chip foam" is about the easiest to work with.

    Here's a simple box cushion I did in leather.
    http://codesmiths.com/shed/furniture/chairs/airchair/

    If you're sewing it, it's pretty easy.
    - use a leather needle (triangular)
    - get it right first time - you can't unpick seams and re-sew
    (except by hand)

    > Where can I get some suitable
    >leather from?


    www.leprovo.co.uk


    --
    Smert' spamionam
    Andy Dingley, Oct 14, 2004
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    Rob Morley Guest

    In article <>, "Andy Dingley"
    says...
    > On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:37:48 +0100, "Colin"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Has anyone tried this? was it a success?

    >
    > Drop in seats are easy. Any DIY upholstery book should explain the
    > process. As padding, "chip foam" is about the easiest to work with.
    >
    > Here's a simple box cushion I did in leather.
    > http://codesmiths.com/shed/furniture/chairs/airchair/
    >
    > If you're sewing it, it's pretty easy.
    > - use a leather needle (triangular)
    > - get it right first time - you can't unpick seams and re-sew
    > (except by hand)
    >
    > > Where can I get some suitable
    > >leather from?

    >
    > www.leprovo.co.uk
    >

    http://www.leprevo.co.uk/
    Rob Morley, Oct 14, 2004
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    Phil Addison Guest

    On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 02:00:13 +0100, Rob Morley <>
    wrote:

    > In article <>, "Andy Dingley"
    > says...
    > > On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:37:48 +0100, "Colin"
    > > <> wrote:
    > >
    > > >Has anyone tried this? was it a success?

    > >
    > > Drop in seats are easy. Any DIY upholstery book should explain the
    > > process. As padding, "chip foam" is about the easiest to work with.
    > >
    > > Here's a simple box cushion I did in leather.
    > > http://codesmiths.com/shed/furniture/chairs/airchair/
    > >
    > > If you're sewing it, it's pretty easy.
    > > - use a leather needle (triangular)
    > > - get it right first time - you can't unpick seams and re-sew
    > > (except by hand)
    > >
    > > > Where can I get some suitable
    > > >leather from?

    > >
    > > www.leprovo.co.uk
    > >

    > http://www.leprevo.co.uk/


    Brilliant! And a source for plastic buckles, eyelets, and press-studs
    too. I threw away a perfectly good bum-bag recently because I couldn't
    source a replacement buckle.

    Phil
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    Phil Addison, Nov 7, 2004
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