Whether you are fixing up seats from around the home or dealing with used chairs purchased in bulk, reupholstery is only part of the process. In some instances, the chair cushions attach right to the chair frame, as an example, dining chairs, older office chairs and a few metal folding seats. Oftentimes the cushion for the back or seat attaches with screws. Should you no longer have the original screws, a trip to the neighborhood hardware shop supplies you with what you will need.

Set the chair cushion on the frame, centering it it is properly and evenly aligned atop the frame. If you can’t tell, use a ruler to make certain that the cushion hangs over the frame evenly, for instance, 1/2 inch past the frame on both sides.

Press down on the seat, or request a friend to do so. Squat down and trace the chair frame from under, on the bottom of the cushion, with a pencil or piece of chalk — that way it is easier to line up when inserting screws.

Insert a screw through the existing holes in the base of the frame while the seat cushion is set up. Tighten the screw with a screwdriver until it feels tight.

Insert a screw in one of the holes on the opposite side of the frame, checking the traced lines to ensure the cushion remains in alignment with the frame. Tighten the screw with the screwdriver.

Repeat Step 4 with the rest of the screws. Flip the chair upside down to fasten the rest of the screws if it is easier for you to utilize gravity on your side, keeping the screws in position as you tighten them.

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