Chairs | Seats
Seats or chairs are a common furniture type meant for sitting or resting, typically composed of a cushion on top of four legs with a backing. Seats and chairs in their most basic form are one of the oldest and most common types of furniture. Depending on the placement and location, seating includes everything from simple stools, cushioned dining room chairs, and sofas to more significant seating types, such as thrones. Most seating types are constructed out of a combination of wood, metal, and fabric with a cushioned seat.
Seats are typically required to be between 16 to 20 inches (40.6 cm – 50.8 cm) tall and at least 18 inches (45.7 cm) deep. If backs are present on the seats, they typically are at least 14 inches (35.5 cm) high. If the seat has armrests, they should support the arms without raising the shoulders.
Clean fabric chairs by steaming or using the vacuum’s upholstery attachment and vacuuming the chair carefully. Be sure to also check the tags of your chair to figure out the most adequate way of cleaning it. Any stains should be removed with a cleaning solution for the type of fabric on your chair.
Start reupholstering a chair by removing the old fabric carefully without ripping any pieces as they will serve as patterns. Then replace any worn batting and make the new pattern pieces by tracing the original pieces. Attach the new fabric to the chair with a staple gun, then make and attach the welting. Finish off by covering back and underside of the chair.