How to Reupholster a Chair

Anyone can make a nasty seat nice in just a couple of hours. Here's how to do a first class DIY chair upholstery job.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Scissors
  • Bread knife
  • Small screwdriver, flat tip
  • Basic hand tools
  • Stapler
  • Pliers

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1/2" to 3/4" plywood (if needed)
  • 30" x 30" quilt batting
  • Upholstery staples
  • 1" x 24" x 24" high-density foam
  • 30" x 30" upholstery fabric
  • 24" x 24" landscape fabric (optional)

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