This project nicely satisfied two things at same time–the need for new dining chairs, and an activity to fill the time of cancelled weekend trips (#2020). Around the time of the Bay Area’s first shelter-in-place order, I found a six-piece teak dining chair set for a good price. Quarantine project engage. 💪
Update: After broadcasting my progress to anyone who would listen, this project unfortunately was abandoned due to complications in reupholstery. I did the seat backs incorrectly. See below for details about this tragic conclusion. >_<
When it came time for assembly, I still had the sides of the seat backs to finish. I took them to this upholstery pro at Seventeenth Street Upholstery in San Francisco who laughed at me when he saw them. He took one of my seat backs, ripped it up, and showed me the proper way to do it. Needless to say, I learned reupholstery is a craft I severely underestimated.
After broadcasting my progress to anyone who would listen, this project unfortunately was abandoned due to these complications in reupholstery. I did the seat backs incorrectly. The pieces now sit in cardboard boxes in my garage. WOMP WOMP :(