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Bentwood Rocker Refashion

January 13, 2016

  1. Pat Hardin says:

    It is 2 1/2 years ago…..I am doing the same now and cannot find info on how to attach the fabric on the back of the chair back. You don’t say or show in your video..

    • Missy says:

      Hi Pat! You are right, I didn’t explain that part. If I remember right, I used spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the backside of the rocker.

  2. samantha Mysliwiec says:

    Help!! i just bought one of these GORGEOUS rockers for my nursery and gor the life of me i cant figure out how to get the back and seat of it apart!

    • Missy says:

      Hi Samantha,

      Sounds like it is probably glued together pretty good. I broke the backing on mine when I was trying to push it out. It’s not a huge deal if it breaks, you’ll just need to cut a new back or seat to replace it. You may have to get pretty aggressive to push it out. As long as you don’t bust up the actual rocker frame, you’ll be fine. If you can’t push it at all, try using a hammer and starting on one side, hammer around the oval from the back side/underneath. Eventually, it should start to move. Good luck!

  3. Mike says:

    When reattaching the cushions to the frame, did you simply glue the fabric to the frame? I have the same rocker, trying to figure out a way to keep the fabric from moving independently of the wood backing with use when I reupholster mine.

    • Missy says:

      Hi Mike, I’m not sure I totally understand what you are asking. When I did the rocker, I stapled the fabric and batting to the wood backing by first wrapping it to the back side and then securing with upholstery staples. Then I used spray adhesive to secure more batting and fabric to the back, this hid the staples. Then I glued the whole upholstered piece into the rocker frame. Does that make sense?

  4. Wendy says:

    HI! What kind of glue did you use to glue the back & seat to the frame? Thanks!

    • Missy says:

      Ooh, Wendy, that’s a good question. I don’t remember, but I’m going to guess I used Liquid Nails or some heavy-duty hot glue. I cut the backs so tight with the frame that the glue really just added strength.

  5. Aj says:

    My husband is worried that 1/4 inch underlayment won’t be strong enough for a seat or eventually break. What has your experience been with this since it appears that’s what you used. How’s the seat holding up?

    • Missy says:

      The rocker is still going strong, so it worked great for us. When I tore the original rocker apart, the seat was pretty much the same thing and it was from the 70s and had held up that long. But if he’s worried, I’m sure you could use a thicker plywood.

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