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Re: Recovering East Lake chair

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-23.rconnect.com)
Date: 5/8/3 00:16

In Response To: Recovering East Lake chair (Steven Allen)

You will get a better job with new methods, staples will also be better for the life of the chair, since tacks are more likely to split the wood. I use epoxy to reset all the cracks after removing all the old tacks, if the surface is broken up and rough, place a thin strip of wood over the surface and hold it down as the epoxy dries. A slow epoxy is best, or slow down five minute epoxy with 1/2 of the hardner left out. I use maple veneer for the resurface and have had good luck with silicone adhesive when the tack face was really a mess. As for the springs and webbing, just glue on thin pieces of strong wood with gorilla glue, and try not to reduce the size of the opening, so you don't change the comfort level. Make sure all the old glue is still strong, you don't want to have to remove all that nice fabric in order to reglue the chair when things loosen up this next winter, good luck.

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