A recliner is a popular piece of furniture for many homes. Recliners are great because they provide seating that can be adjusted to the most comfortable position, and it’s easy to get in and out of them.
Unfortunately, sometimes things break on these pieces of furniture. In this post we will go through how to rebuild a broken recliner so you don’t have to throw it away!
There are a few reasons why you might be considering how to rebuild your broken recliner:
- You want something new and don’t have the money for it.
- You’re too busy or lazy to go out shopping for one.
- The quality of chairs available in stores is not what you need .
Steps on Rebuilding a Broken Recliner
Step 1. Locate a broken recliner in your home for reference.
Step 2. Remove the screws from the side of the chair, and set them out how they were before removing so you know how to put it back together.
Step 3. Take apart all pieces until there is only one piece left with any metal connecting to it (the metal that connects the seat and back to each other).
Step 4. Take this one piece of steel, and put it into a vise. If you don’t have access to a vise, just use your hands wrapped around it so it can’t move while drilling next.
Step 5. Drill holes through both sides of the metal with an electric drill. Drill a hole all the way through both pieces of steel. The two holes should line up how they would when put back together.
Step 6. With your hands, or help from someone else, bend the metal into a “Z” shape so it’s ready to connect with more screws. You can also use pliers for this .
Now, take the two pieces of steel that have holes drilled in them and line up how they would go back together. Make sure to put them on a flat surface with plenty of room for drilling into it, since this is going to get messy!
Step 7. Connect both pieces by using screws (or bolts) – make sure how many screws it will take to fit how large your steel is.
Step 8. Put both pieces back together and make sure they’re on a flat surface with plenty of room for drilling into the metal, since this can get very messy!
Step 9. Now drill through the newly screwed together piece of metal from one side all the way out to the other side. Drill from the other side as well, so that you have holes on both sides of your newly rebuilt piece of metal!
Benefits of Rebuilding a Recliner
Rebuilding a broken recliner is an exercise in how to take something that’s old and make it new again. It will also give you the satisfaction of making some money from your hard work! After all, if you think about how much these pieces cost when they first come out of the box, then rebuilding one yourself means getting them for free!
Causes of Recliner Breaking/Damaging
A recliner can be a great way to relax and take time for yourself. However, if your recliner has broken or been damaged in some way it is important that you know how best to fix the issue so as not to cause more damage.
#1. The most common reason for this kind of problem with a recliner is because an individual has spilled something on it such as a drink.
If this is the case then you need to clean up all of the liquid before attempting any other kind of repair work or else an electric shock could be caused due to how wet and dirty things are now, not only that but there have been reports where people were electrocuted because they got their wires wet and the electric current was unable to flow through them.
#2. If this is not how your recliner has been broken then it could be because a pet, such as a cat or dog, has jumped on top of it which may have caused some form of damage. This can happen quite easily if you do not put anything down to protect your recliner from the pet jumping on it.
#3. If your recliner is not working how you would like it to then there are a few things that can be done in order to fix this problem, some of which include; replacing an individual part such as the leg or arm, adding new padding for comfort and finally reupholstering .
#4. Replacing the individual piece will restore how your recliner looks by changing out the damaged part. Reupholstering is a more expensive option but it provides comfort and a new look to how your furniture appears which can be an attractive feature for you.
How to Reupholster a Couch: how to reupholster couch
Step 1. If your couch is not working how you would like it to then there are a few things that can be done in order to fix this problem, some of which include; replacing an individual part such as the leg or arm, adding new padding for comfort and finally reupholstering.
Step 2. Replacing the individual piece will restore how your couch looks by changing out the damaged part. Reupholstering is a more expensive option but it provides comfort and a new look to how your furniture appears which can be an attractive feature for you.