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Project

Webbed Seat

You've found a charming chair at a flea market, but it lacks a seat. Not to worry: Fix it in no time by weaving a new one.

Materials

  • 2-inch-wide cotton or nylon webbing
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun
  • Rubber mallet
  • Upholstery nail heads

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Buy 2-inch-wide cotton or nylon webbing at a crafts store. Measure the length and width of the chair seat, and add 2 inches. Cut enough strips of each size to weave your seat.

  2. Step 2

    Lay strips across seat from front to back, leaving 1 inch on both sides; fold ends under 1/2 inch, and secure with a staple gun; use a rubber mallet to cover staples with upholstery nail heads as you go.

  3. Step 3

    Place strips over these from side to side; staple and finish one of the sides. Weave the loose ends of the strips across the seat. One at a time, tug strips until taut and fasten.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2005