I would like to put these 2 chairs together how can I do this safely?

I will use slipcover to make it look like a loveseat. I want it to be safe so no one falls through
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  • Kay Kay on Feb 09, 2018

    Flip the chairs upside down keeping them side to side. Remove the dustcover which is normally a very thin fabric stapled to the bottom of the chairs. Then the wooden frames will be exposed so you can attach the chairs together by simply using several long drywall screws , strategically placed. I would recommend you drilling narrow pilot holes first, because furniture frames are normally made of kiln-dried wood, which makes it harder to drive in a screw. I must tell you that even if you slipcover the 2 attached chairs, it won't look like a loveseat. It will still look like 2 chairs pretending to be a loveseat, cause the 'crack' runs all the way down the seat and up the back between the 2 chairs. It will only take 1 person sittin on it for the fabric to do a 'wedgy' between the 2 chairs, and then it will be even more obvious. To avoid this and end up with a "for real" loveseat, just remove all the existing fabric on both chairs, run a good thick piece of foam across the whole seat and the backs also. cover that with a couple layers of quilt batting to give it a softer feel, and staple the 2 layers on the bottom side of your loveseat. Then upholster with new fabric, simply staple it to the wood frame underneath, all the way around the seat. The loveseat will be a little more finickey to do, but see how the chairs were origionally upholstered on the upper part of the chair and just reproduce that. You must be able to think creatively to work this out and make it look professional, But if I can do stuff like that I feel that anyone can. Do yourself a majorfavor and treat yourself to an ELECTRIC staplegun before trying to reupholster anything. Nowadays I think they're less than $50. use 3/8" staples. Make sure the fabric you buy is a very tightly woven cotton, it doesn't have to be upholstery-weight fabric. Any tightly woven fabric will work, as long as you don't have kids climbing all over it and jumping on it etc. It's a fun hobby that will save you thousands of dollars over time. I'm jus sayin...

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    • Ft.29298732 Ft.29298732 on Mar 26, 2018

      Wow, good idea! I never thought of that. I think my aching spine prevents my mind from venturing too far into the “ I can do it myself zone”!;) I used to climb on my roof & even replaced blower motor in furnace when the A/C wasn’t blowing like it should. Replaced a water pump in a Kenmore washing machine by myself. I had to hold the top rim up with my back, shoulders & head to get the new one on but finally got it on, slicked the new hose with detergent & it slid over the part it went to ( I can’t remember all the Tech terms;) and got her done;) The new washers are a waste because I have to do loads multi times to see clean water, so I found an old one!! Yeehaw! Also, I kept the front load washer from stinking by wedging a hand towel so the door remained open. Use extreme caution in doing that. My house has no little children in it or pets not supervised. can’t trust my 6 y/o cat with the dryer though!🐸

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 09, 2018

    Fix a joining board or battens underneath so they don't pull apart!

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 09, 2018

    Screw the frames together.

  • Sam Sam on Feb 10, 2018

    if you want to connect them use metal braces (3) under the chairs. this way if you want to separate them later you will not have damaged the chairs. if just temporary, make a slipcover to keep them together and don't use anything to connect them. either way will work .

  • Doug French Doug French on Feb 10, 2018

    Please read completely before you start your project and good luck

    If you remove the bottom lining on the chairs where they meet together enough to get a drill in you could drill 3 1/4" holes evenly spaced through the sides that are going to be together and use !/4" bolts long enough to go through both chairs and bolt them together. I would recommend that you use 1/4 washers and put larger washer behind them and up against the wood to more stability. Once tightened re tack or staple the lining back in place.


    Make sure both chairs are level on a hard surface floor and even from front to back before you drill your holes. USE A C CLAMP TO HOLD THEM TOGETHER BEFORE YOU DRILL HOLES. this will ensure good alignment in all directions and prevent the chairs from moving while you are drilling the holes.

    You will be drilling through foam, batting, and the material which will want to catch on the drill bit TAKE YOUR TIME DRILLING. and keep the drill at high speed and push lightly

    If you want to go all out you could do the same with the sides of the back of the chair where you would lean back on. I don't think that would really be needed.

    If you are putting a slip cover on and it hides the legs you could clamp the front and back legs together, drill through the legs and bolt the legs together.

    Remembering to do on hard surface and aligned from front to back.

    Hope that this will help you out


    • Ft.29298732 Ft.29298732 on Mar 26, 2018

      Thanks Doug for mentioning C clamps. I had forgotten all about them. I rush into things sometimes and learn the hard way!

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Feb 10, 2018

    There also flat brackets available that you can fasten on the bottom frame from one chair to the other. Use good quality screws.

  • Gale Gale on Feb 12, 2018

    I guess I did it a simple way, I didn't use any drills or screws, I didn't want to screw into the chairs in case I wanted to separate them later. I just pushed the two chairs together the legs on both chairs were right next to each other, so I took some dark green wire and wound it tightly around the top of the two front legs, where the chairs were together, and then I did the same thing to the two back legs. You could not see the dark wire because the legs were dark also. Then I put the love seat cover on! the chaos even stay together when I move them to clean the area under the chairs! Well good luck!

  • Gale Gale on Feb 13, 2018

    You could also use clamps to clamp them together. You could just have someone tip them back and put 3 or 4 smaller clamps tightly (on the inside underneath ), to hold the chairs together. That way they are not damaged, drilled or permanently attached! God luck

  • Maria Acosta Maria Acosta on Feb 13, 2018

    1×2 Nail or screw the board

  • Ft.29298732 Ft.29298732 on Feb 13, 2018

    Elbow grease, strong back, 2 x 4” top and bottom, screws and brace them together properly and securely or that is a short cut you will live to regret!