Advice needed for chair restoration

briergardener_gwJune 8, 2011


I have metal chairs that had back done with plastic that is gone now

What can I use to create back for this chair?

Any ideas?



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I saw a chair that had been done using bungee cords. You just stretch them aand hook on the other sside. For this you would need short ones. It looked very neat and was very comfortable.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 8:14PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Short bungees on sale at HD right now! And you can get them in all black.

Nylon cord macrame'd or woven might be another possibility.

Nice chair! Be sure to post a pic of what ever you do

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 9:52PM
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Both ideas sound good! If you can weld you could get mesh like is on bottom, sometimes used for bottoms of screen doors to keep animals from wrecking it. But may come in sheets & you could weld it on back for easy repainting whenever needed. Then you could just sand,undercoat with spray & top coat with whatever color you like. Jan

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 12:51AM
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I can't weld unfortunately. Will consider idea with bungees.
Thank you

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 12:56PM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

I have a chair similar to your, except the seat was missing on mine. I measured a board to fit and then mosiaced it with stained glass. I did different size and color butterflies. It turned out great.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 4:12PM
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woven leather strips?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 10:48PM
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Old belts from the thrift store!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 2:59AM
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I like the bungee idea. My office chair has bungee cord material for the back and seat and is THE most comfortable office chair I've ever sat in. Here's a link to a pic of a similar one.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 9:08PM
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I've seen people make seats and backs out of old neckties.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 10:03PM
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Another idea you could do: Cut plywood to desired shape and cover with outdoor upholstery fabric and use conduit clips (in the electrical isle) to screw it to the chair. You would be free to use any of the beautiful sun fabrics they have out now.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 10:15PM
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