Saturday, August 13, 2016
I used a manual stapler to attach the new fabric to the seat, which is made of particleboard. I have some arthritis in my hands and sometimes had to use both hands to pull the lever on the stapler. It's not easy to hold the fabric in position if you need two hands to staple! I also had to allow a day or two between stapling sessions for my hands to recover. I felt it was worth all the trouble after I got the chairs put back together.
If I do another upholstery project in the future I think I will buy a pneumatic stapler. So much easier on the hands, and faster, too.