How Do You Replace the Seat on a Wooden Chair?


Quick Answer

To replace the seat of a wooden chair, remove the old seat from the frame, cut a new bottom out of plywood, add some foam and batting to the new base and cover the new seat with fabric. Attach the new seat to the chair frame.

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To make a new chair seat, use the following steps.

  1. Trace the bottom
  2. Trace the bottom of the old seat directly on the plywood. Use a jigsaw to cut out the new bottom.

  3. Add foam and batting
  4. Use spray adhesive to attach the foam to the bottom. Wrap some batting around the seat and attach it to the sides of the wood bottom with a staple gun.

  5. Add fabric
  6. Wrap some fabric around the new seat and fix it to the underside of the seat bottom with a staple gun.

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