Upholstering Dining Chairs With Cane Seats

I have dining room chairs that have a woven cane material on them. They need to be repaired. I would like to find an alternative to repairing them, perhaps a fabric. However, the seats don't come off and are part of the chair. Any suggestions on how to do this and make it look nice?


By Tami F.

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October 13, 20110 found this helpful
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I have revamped my dining room caned chairs and like what I got! I cut the cane out and cleaned that area up. I measured for plywood pieces that would be a little larger than the hole where the cane was. I had the plywood cut, then I padded with upholstery foam. Cut fabric large enough to cover the wood and foam with 3 inches extra on all sides. I turned the wood/padding over on wrong side of fabric and stretched and stapled the fabric to the wood bottom.

I started in the corners and pulled it tight did all 4 corners first. Then I stretched the sides and stapled that tight and smooth, opposite sides both then the other 2 opposite sides, pulling tight and smooth as you go. I put scrap wood squares in all four corners to hold the seats in place while in use. It is really simple and straight forward if done step by step.

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