I just bid farewell to our last task chair review sample, noting as much as I found this and other new models comfortable in different ways, my tried and true task chair I purchased way back in 2008 keeps proving to be the most comfortable. But after years of daily use, the chair has definitely seen better days. It may be time to follow these DIY instructions for an upholstery makeover...
Instructables user graceduval disassembled a pair of old task chairs and then used about $5 worth of fabric, secured with staples, to cover the worn brown seats and backs with something more befitting of their new studio space:
Although using more heavy duty upholstery fabric rather than the light duty fabric would definitely prove more durable, graceduval probably chose the particular material for both its design and because it's easier to manipulate/stretch while covering over an existing fabric. Reviewing the Instructable, the project seems to be best suited as a project for two, with the extra pair of hands useful for holding down the fabric during the stapling process. Additionally, one should note the use of a pneumatic staple gun rather than a cheaper press-to-staple manual model is going to make securing the fabric to the pieces easier and faster.
Check out the complete Instructable over at Give Those Old Desk Chairs New Life!
Here are a few other task chair maintenance and repair tips:
- How To Refurbish a Herman Miller Aeron Task Chair Tutorial
- How To Clean Task Chair Caster Wheels for Smooth Rolling Tutorial
- How To Reupholster An Office Chair
(Images: Grace DuVal)