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How To Tighten and Distress a Chair

Learn how to keep a chair from rattling, then change its appearance.

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Top 86 Chairs Projects

  1. 1. Step 1: Select a Chair Rail (00:27)

    How to choose the proper style and size chair rail for a room.

  2. 2. Step 2: Determine Height (01:11)

    How to determine the height at which to install a chair rail.

  3. 3. How To Fix a Wobbly Chair

    Learn how to make a dining chair stable again.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. Step 3:Measure Position/Length (00:48)

    How to measure and mark walls for a chair rail.

  5. 5. Antique Repair (00:20:00)

    Bruce demonstrates repairs and restoration process for your antique pieces.

  6. 6. DIY Wainscoting (01:42)

    Bob Vila shows Katie Couric an example of true wainscoting.

  7. 7. How To Reupholster a Seat Pad

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

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Step 4: Cut and Install Pieces (04:06)

    How to cut and hang the pieces of chair rail.

  9. 9. Home Plate Hangout (03:31)

    This new patio takes full advantage of being next door to a baseball field.

  10. 10. How to Make a Chair Rung

    If a chair tenon cannot be repaired, it's easy to make a new rung. A router table with a special fence is the tool of choice for this p...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How To Cut By Water Jet and Apply Felt to Seats

    See how these dining room chair seats are cut by water-jet technology and then covered in industrial grade felt.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. Adirondack Chair (01:54)

    A comfortable chair, a steak on the grill and a cool drink: the good life!

  13. 13. Spa Chair (04:52)

    Convert your ordinary plastic chair into a luxurious spa chair.

  14. 14. How To Reupholster a Bar Stool

    Bar stools can sometimes show a lot of wear and tear. If the upholstery on a barstool has gotten torn or damaged, follow these steps to...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How To Replace a Button and Fix a Broken Seam

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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