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How To Repair and Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

A wobbly, old wooden dining chair is given a sturdy new base and stylish new seat.

DIY Network takes an old wood dining chair and reconstructs it, and then shows how to reupholster it to create a chair with a whole new style. Finally, get some repair tips that can give favorite old furniture longer life.

Repair and reuphoster an old, wobbly dining room chair:

  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How To Replace a Button and Fix a Broken Seam

Learn how to make some basic repairs on a dining chair.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How To Reupholster a Seat Pad

Learn how to bring a dining chair seat back to life.

  • Time


  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How To Fix a Wobbly Chair

Learn how to make a dining chair stable again.





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