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    need some ideas for seat change

    have a lady that wants these chairs seats redone with something other than the reed they now have. upholster over foam?

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    Wonder what she envisions of a chair designed for reed seats. I would think something else would look sort of odd with that style of chair. But then, as they say, there is no accounting for taste - especially mine!
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    We had a set of 6 ladder back chairs similar to those... the reed (actually twisted paper) bottom had been sat out of them.
    As an expediency, I cut 1/2 plywood seats and cut out round slots for the posts... we put pillow type cushions on the seats.
    Then LOML wanted a smaller table for the dining area, so the chairs were donated to habitat store.
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    My mom used to buy these seat cushions, that looked to me like pillows you tried to the chair, for the dining room table. This seems like an option that would keep them original, without having to try to put a plywood base on these.

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    i suggested a cushion but they wernt thrilled with idea? these arent anything special as far antiques are they?
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    From your pictures, not sure they are antiques, but they do appear to be nice chairs... personally I like the reed seats... much more comfortable to my bony butt than 1/2" plywood was. I liked my cushion on the seat.
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    Leather seats could be an option: http://www.vandykes.com/chair-seats/c/1563/

    We have an antique ladder back chair with a leather seating service attached to a wood frame that runs between the legs.
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    What a great article, Ted. Also let's Larry know exactly what he is getting into. As in how much work there is and then to price it accordingly. Good luck, Larry.
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    ted beet me to it ol son, but here's another way of weevin, using webbing material.

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