So I found the fabric, got the foam and batting but apparently no fabric store or retail store in our area sells the webbing that I need to put at the back of my chairs. We can only order it online and that means 4 days or more of waiting before I can finish up with my dining chairs :(
Anyway, I was still able to finish some work today.
My steps (cont'd):
Clear coat the chair legs and let fully dry.
Trace and cut 1/2 inch plywood for the seat top ( can use jute webbing or S-spring for more comfort). I am using ply wood to add more strength on my chairs.
Make sure all fits, trim if necessary.
Take the seat top and trace on the foam 1/4" to 1/2" bigger.
Cut the foam using bread knife.
Attach the seat top using brad nails or screws and glues ( I only used brad nails, easier for me to pry when time to change the upholstery)
Spray adhesives and wait for it to get tacky ( directions on the bottle)
Then put the foam ( I used 2" foam)
|foam made of soybeans|
Use plywood sheet and clamp to press the foam into the wood.
After a minute or two, take the plywood sheet off that's used to press and cut batting wider than foam.
Spray adhesive and staple the batting. It's best to use pneumatic stapler, I used electric stapler and I had to hammer it some.
Cut the fabric.
|Covington Bonetti in black with tan background, the black print has velvety texture, so elegant!|
If fabric have patterns like mine, make sure to center it or proportionately lay it out before stapling.
Until my webbing arrives, all that's left for me to do is to cover the seat top with fabric and wait and wait and wait...