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Repairing a Glider Chair

Repairing a Glider ChairThis is a page about repairing a glider chair. Repairing a glider is generally more cost effective than replacing it, besides it may be your favorite chair and well broken in.


Broken Cane Chair

Repairing Cane ChairsThis is a page about repairing cane chairs. Chairs with cane backs or seats are lovely, but once the cane begins to break down they need to be repaired.


Leather Recliner

Reupholstering a ReclinerThis is a page about reupholstering a recliner. Sometimes it is less costly to reupholster a comfortable chair, rather than buy a new one.


Repairing Recliner Upholstery  - upholstery shredded by cat

Repairing Recliner Upholstery That Was Destroyed By a CatSome kitties prefer using your furniture rather than their scratching post. Should this happen to your furniture you have a couple of choices, one is to search for a cover for the piece, or if you are up for the task you might try to patch the area with new upholstery. This is a page about repairing recliner upholstery that was destroyed by a cat.


Dining room chair with a vinyl seat.

Recovering Vinyl ChairsThis is a page about recovering vinyl chairs. Vinyl is a durable upholstery used on many different types of chairs. However over time the vinyl will show wear or you may want to change to a different color.


mesh backed pneumatic office chair

Repairing a Pneumatic ChairThis is a page about repairing a pneumatic chair. Keeping your office chair working properly, and at the height you need can sometimes be a challenge.


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Finding a Repair Shop for a Reclining ChairI have a recliner that is about 15 years old and the back has fallen back and will not lock up. Can someone please advise where I can take it to be repaired?


Dining Chairs

Reupholstering Dining ChairsThis is a page about reupholstering dining chairs. Dining room chairs can often get a facelift with a good cleaning and some new upholstery.


Office chair with lime green cushions.

Fixing a Squeaky Office ChairThis is a page about fixing a squeaky office chair. A squeaky office chair can be annoying and even embarrassing. Fixing your squeaky chair will prevent all eyes from being on you every time you sit in your chair.



Tablecloth for Reupholstering a Chair - chair with reupholstered seat

Using a Tablecloth for Reupholstering ChairsUnused or sale tablecloths can be used to reupholster your dining or patio chairs. Here are some of ideas to help you try this solution.


Repairing Cat Scratches on a Banana Leaf Chair - scratches on a woven chair

Repairing Cat Scratches on a Banana Leaf ChairMy cat put scratches on my banana leaf chairs and they are hard to get off. Any suggestions?


Repairing a Glider Rocker

Repairing a Glider RockerI have just bought a glider-rocker from Craigslist and I'm looking at it from across the room for the first time. It looks to me like it's sitting much too far from the floor. When I got it home, it slid out from under me and hit the bookcase behind it. So I'm wondering if I knocked something loose or does it look OK.


Repairing the Leg on a Chair - closeup of chair leg

Repairing the Leg on a ChairI have a large stuffed leather chair whose leg was wobbly, then came off. I am trying to put it back on. Upon inspection the leg has no bolt or screw. The leg post extends 3-4" into a square hole in the wood of the chair frame and half of the post is cut away.


A woman sitting in a papasan style chair.

Stabilizing a Papasan ChairThe circular cushioned seating area on the papasan chair can seem unstable and move around too much for some owners. This is a page about stabilizing a papasan chair.


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Wood Splitting on Bentwood RockerI spent months fixing up an old bentwood rocker whilst I was pregnant and have used it everyday for over a year now. The wood on the very bottom, the rocker part, is starting to split apart causing one side to weaken. Is there a any to fix this without having to cut away that section and replace it?


Wooden chair laying on its side against a white background

Repairing a Wobbly ChairThis is a page about repairing a wobbly chair. There are several ways to repair a wobbly chair. The method used will depend on your skills and whether you choose a permanent or temporary fix.


Red fabric Club Chair against white background

Reupholstering Club ChairsThis is a page about reupholstering club chairs. Reupholstering a favorite chair may be an alternative to replacing it.


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Repairing Wooden Chair Legs Scratched By a CatHow can I fix the legs on the chair that my cat has shredded without them looking tacky? It's the wooden legs of the chair. She sharpened her nails on them when we weren't around to stop her, and they're so shredded, they are like fibers.


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Fixing Kitchen Table Chair LegsAre there any thrifty solutions for my kitchen table chair legs that have become unlevel and rock? Must I spend the money for new rubber caps that fit at the bottom of each leg?


Vintage Chair

Adding Leg Height to Vintage ChairsThis is a page about adding leg height to vintage chairs. Vintage chairs may be perfect for your decor, but perhaps a bit too short for your table.


Vinyl Chair

Drying Padding Inside Vinyl Covered ChairsThis is a page about drying padding inside vinyl covered chairs. Although vinyl upholstery can help protect the padding inside, sometimes with enough spilled liquid moisture can seep in around the stitching.


dining room chairs

Finding Caps for Chair LegsThis page is about finding caps for chair legs. To protect your floors or to balance your chairs, you may need new covers for the bottom your chair legs.


Vinyl Chair

Painting Vinyl Upholstered FurnitureThis page is about painting vinyl upholstered furniture. Determine whether your vinyl fabric can be painted to prolong its use.


Office Chair

Repairing an Office ChairThis is a page about repairing an office chair. Office chairs can be quite expensive, so when yours breaks it can be less costly to make repairs rather than buy a new one.



Fixing Chair Caster Wheels

Fixing Chair Caster WheelsThis is a page about fixing chair caster wheels. Oftentimes the casters on an otherwise good office chair start to have problems.


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Replacing the Springs on Gliding Chair BaseI have a gliding chair which is perfect except that its springs came off. We can't sit on it without these springs.


Chair parts lying on work towels.

Replacement Parts for La-Z-Boy Swivel Glider RockerI need a replacement "swing-arm assembly" for my La-Z-Boy (the bearings are worn out) swivel glider rocker. It does not have a recliner locking feature.


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Cleaning My Leather Chair Removed Some of the DyeI cleaned the arm of my brown (real) leather chair and now the area I cleaned is a lighter color than the rest of it. It's fairly new and a good quality chair (BarcaLounger). Does anyone know how I can darken that area up a little?


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Repairing a Papasan ChairThe wood base of my Papasan chair broke. What is the best way to repair it?


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Type of Staples Needed for Recovering ChairsWhat type of staples do I need to use on very hard wood chairs to recover the seats? I have a heavy duty staple gun, but last time I re-covered them, the staples wouldn't go in.


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Replacement Hinges for a Glider RockerI am looking for a place to find a replacement hinges for a glider rocker. Thanks.


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Fixing a Glider Rocker That SqueaksI have a glider rocker and it squeaks terribly. I think it is the wood, not the bolts. Help please.


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Replacing a Dining Room Chair CushionI would like instructions for replacing a dining room chair cushion.


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Repairing Massaging Sectional ChairsHow can I fix my massage chair in my sofa? A week ago I purchased a used sectional sofa for my apartment. I was going to buy a new sofa at one of those close out furniture store when I saw, online, a great deal on a green sectional sofa. It is a beautiful 3 piece unit. To my delight the sofa came equip with two massage chairs and a built in phone.


Reupholstering Wooden ArmchairsI have dining armchairs with cushion on the back and bottom and I need to reupholster them. I want to do them myself, but don't know where to begin. I've come across tons of instructions for seats that the cushion can lift off, but not for the armchair.



Repairing an Upholstered Chair - pulled upholstery on arm of a chair

Repairing an Upholstered ChairThe fabric from the front arm panel got pulled out and I need to find a way to put it back in and have it stay. I have taken the photos from three different distances.


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Repairing a Cane Back ChairI have a beautiful cane backed chair from the 50s or 60s. it has a lovely curved back, with caning in 3 sections. The middle section has broken. It had been in California since purchased by the original owner (beach side).


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Repairing the Springs on a Rocking Chair/GliderThe zig zag springs keep popping out of the holes. Any suggestions? As soon as I put them in the hole, they slide right out.


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Repairing a Glider Rocking ChairI have a 4 year old rocking glider for my nursery and from the looks of it, the bolt came out from the bottom on one side, collapsing one side of the chair as a result. When I try to stick the part back into the hole, it comes right back out after I sit. How do I fix it and secure it back in place?


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Glider Rocker Stuck in Lock PositionI inherited a glider rocker and it is stuck in the lock position. When I hold up the lock it will glide, but once I release it, it goes right back to lock. What can be done as this is useless for rocking my grandson?


Rocker Glider Sits Too Far Back When Not in Use - white upholstered glider with wood trim

Rocker Glider Sits Too Far Back When Not in UseHow do I tighten up or repair my rocker glider? When not in use it reclines too far back and smacks the wall, etc. When sitting in it, it comes forward and will rock or recline as you wish; but get up and it slams back into the wall. I have seen many people post this question, but no answers.


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