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Betty's chair HOME SWEET HOME

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM Comments comments (39)
Back home again.  Betty's chair now has a new, comfy seat cushion of a feather/poly/down casing with a high density foam core.  Its been a pleasure bringing this wonderful chair back to life.  

Coming Right Along

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (31)
Arms and back 002 (2)Betty's chair is coming right along.  We reused the original horse hair padding and added to that, a very firm high density foam for the arm rest and new cotton batting overall.  The best of old and new.
Then of course the fabric, matching the pattern both horizontally and vertically. So we're in good shape for tomorrow when we'll close up the sides, back and hopefully get started on the seat cushion.  Getting close!

Betty's chair

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM Comments comments (62)
Deck 008Monday; the deck is on and the reconstruction of the arms is complete. 

WE'RE SPRUNG!

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM Comments comments (79)
Springs 006Seat and back springs are now retied and ready for new padding. This is an 8 way tie on the seat versus the 4way found in most new furniture.  This ensures a stable, long lasting foundation.

COIL SPRINGS (before)

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM Comments comments (45)
Springs 002Both seat and back springs need to be retied.

What's inside that old chair?

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM Comments comments (122)
Chair interiorChair frame repairSometimes there are surprises when you remove the fabric.  In this case we knew we would be repairing and reglueing the frame.  Please scroll down to see the frame repair in progress.

Betty's (soon to be) Wonderful Old Chair

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (36)
Chair before reupholsteryThought you might enjoy viewing the process of restoring Betty's chair.