Asked on May 10, 2017

How can I replace the seat in an Antique Chair?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAPatricia


I have a beautiful antique chair which was given to me, It has a very large seat, but the seat and cushion are missing. Any ideas of how to replace it.

Glenda Lepischak
2 answers
  • Patricia
    on May 10, 2017

    Sounds like a lovely chair Glenda. If you could post a photo of the chair that would help give us a better idea of the construction. But for most chairs you could cut a new piece of wood for the seat, wrap foam padding and fabric over the wood and then attach it from the under side of the chair using screws. There might already be holes drilled in the chair for the screws. Best of luck with your project!
  • I agree with Patricia, and have done this oh so many times with friends. It is easier than you think once you have the wood for the seat portion cut to size. I use velcro dots to keep the foam in place, then wrap with quilt batting, then fabric of your choice - shop the remnant section, sometimes you can find a great piece for very little money.
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