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Question DetailsAsked on 4/10/2013

how much to reupholster a wing chair with my own fabric?

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Answered 7 years ago by JP


Had this done for an elderly relative about 10 years ago - ran $175 for a normal wing chair, non-reclining, using our fabric but they provided the new padding and seat foam. So probably $200 today.

If you look at how the chair is built by turning it upside down, and you are handy with repairs, it is not real hard to do yourself as a weekend project. There are videos on home improvement sites showing how to go about it.

As long as the frame and springs are intact, you can buy cotton padding and sheet foam and such at JoAnn's or similar store, and with a hammer, diagonal cutters, heavy duty stapler (or loose staples you hammer in), and some upholstery nails or escutcheons goes pretty easy if you do not have to disassemble the chair to get at all the edges of the fabric.

Regular fabric is not tough to get tight enough and crease-free, I imagine leather is a whole different story. Also, if the frame is oak or ash or similar hardwood, you need heftier hammer-in staples or a power stapler to do the stapling.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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