Sunday, April 17, 2005

70 Year Old Rocker Rebuilt From The Frame Up

This chair was in really poor shape when I got it.I think the customer told me it had been in the family for about 70 years. One of the arms was broken off, and the rocker base springs were broken.

So we agreed that the chair needed to be rebuilt from the frame up.  Here are some of the steps we took to make the chair like new:
1. The chair was stripped down to it's bare frame.
2. The frame was repaired, reglued and refinished.
3. New springs  were added, then came new burlap and new padding
4. And finally the new fabric and decorative nail trim around the arms.