Asked on Oct 28, 2015

Cushions for 1920 Danish Metro chair

Lisa Rena Romie
by Lisa Rena Romie
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I need to find or create cushions for an antique danish metro chair. I also need webbing for the bottom of the chair.
q cushions for 1920 danish metro chair, diy, furniture refurbishing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
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  • Karen Adcock Karen Adcock on Oct 29, 2015
    Fabric stores like Joanns, carry upholstery grade foam. It can be cut easily with an electric knife...like what you have but never use for your Thanksgiving turkey. Cover with a piece of batting and then make your cover with a fashion fabric. Instead of webbing, I use a piece o ply would cut to fit. I find that over time the webbing sags. If you still want the webbing, this can also be found at Joanns.

  • Sharon Jackson Sharon Jackson on Oct 29, 2015
    Automotive seat belt material will make excellent webbing.

  • Lau2114177 Lau2114177 on Oct 29, 2015
    Try calling an upholsterer for the strechable webbing. You can also ask the upholsterer to make cushions or if you are talented enough, you can make them yourself

  • Lau2114177 Lau2114177 on Oct 29, 2015
    Try calling an upholsterer for the strechable webbing. You can also ask the upholsterer to make cushions or if you are talented enough, you can make them yourself

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Oct 29, 2015
    You can order foam and proper webbing off the internet. Upholstery folks are an unnecessary 3rd middle man. Search reupholstering supplies. Your hardest choir is the rating of the foam. Research that first. It's super easy. I just purchased new foam for my sofa, it was $60 total!

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    • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Oct 29, 2015
      That sounds like a custom order. I buy the denses foam and then spray glue on the cotton batting myself. The batting serves several purposes. But I prefer the dense foam with very firm, smaller air holes I can. Simply because foam gets too soft too quick. I also use it outdoors too. I never use the outdoor rated foam anymore. It breaks down to darn quick. Also my furniture never gets wet. So the needed larger air holes for drying time is not needed for myself. I reupholster quite often and these supplies are not expensive compared to pay someone else to do it. I truly just looks hard and it is not. If you take it apart yourself, you know how it goes back together.

  • Regina Regina on Oct 29, 2015
    JoAnn's carries everything you need to create the cushion and the webbing. Tools and all. :)

  • Maria Maria on Oct 29, 2015
    You can try large furniture stores they sell cushions from broken furniture on the clearance area I found mine for 10 dollars each at el dorado in my area for the same chair they were outdoor chair cushions

  • Maria Maria on Oct 29, 2015
    You can try large furniture stores they sell cushions from broken furniture on the clearance area I found mine for 10 dollars each at el dorado in my area for the same chair they were outdoor chair cushions

  • Debbie Debbie on Oct 29, 2015
    I think you could find everything you need at a Hancocks Fabric Store if you are close to one

  • Rose Rose on Oct 30, 2015
    Try patio furniture cushion.

  • Nancy Nancy on Oct 30, 2015
    You can also buy the webbing you need either from a upholstery supply shop or online... I have purchased webbing from online-- Very easy to do.... with a good stapler

  • Christine King Christine King on Oct 31, 2015
    I just uulpholstred a chair and bought all I needed on line, DIY ulpholstry supply.com great prices too. ulpholstred

  • Lori Harmon Lori Harmon on Nov 01, 2015
    I also like DIY for their free swatches and good videos. Sailrite puts out great videos (1 just on foam, and a few on cushions), has nice fabrics ($1 swatches) and all the supplies you'd need - can be expensive, but great service and to keep getting great videos are enough for me to spend a bit more. Toto, like the dog, fabrics.com has free swatches that you can get in batches of 12, some very good prices on remnants, often commercial grade so not always the softest stuff, but good with kids and pets. Don't look for the most fashion forward, but if you're going for something more true to the period, they'd be good. They do an exceptional job with the verbal descriptions which helps with monitor color issues and they send out a yard or more of free fabric with every order. I've been very lucky with their random selections - last order included 3 yards of a faux silk that I'm using on my 6 dining room chairs! Another free-bee may redo my bar stool seats - if only the fabric would actually do the redo, Only problems with the free yards are that they are pulled at random by the warehouse people so no way to order more or find out the fabric content, oh and then if you like them like I have, you have to go find places to use them. BTW I'm not affiliated with them in any way - only a happy customer.

  • Z Z on Nov 06, 2015
    You can get the webbing at many fabric stores that sell upholstery fabric. They'll also sell the foam, fabric and zippers needed to make new cushions.