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This post is two fold. First I want to show off my new chair, and then I want to tell you about the lovely new tool I used to reupholster it. The Central Pneumatic 1/2″ Crown Air Stapler.
But first lets get back to the chair. I bought it a few months back from my local goodwill store; DI for those in the area. It was in almost new shape with only a few scratches and I even liked the black finish. Its only downfall was the fabric on the seat.
I’ve had this fun black and white fabric since this summer, intending to make pillows, but when I saw it paired with the chair I knew it was a match made in heaven. So as not to waste any fabric I first dry fit the fabric to the seat, determining how much I needed to cut and lining up the pattern.
Placing the seat on top of the fabric I then started using the stapler to alternately put staples in the north and south sides. Then repeated this process on the left and right sides, getting a smooth even stretch across the entire seat. I ended by tucking and folding the corners down.
And now allow me to sing the praises of this amazing little gun. The entire process took about ten minutes. Actually when you consider the time it took to find the tools, start the air compressor, choose the fabric, and take pictures, it took about half an hour. But the point is that this staple gun was a breeze.
I already own a hand stapler and an old electric stapler, both of which take a great deal of muscle and force to control, so when I put the first two staples in, I was pushing really hard and bracing for the backfire. But it was like stapling into butter. At first I wasn’t sure it had even worked because there wasn’t any jolt. But sure enough, the staples was there and secure. I could hardly believe it. The other nice thing about using this pneumatic gun is no miss-fired staples poking up. All the staples went in completely solid and flush. My hand and electric staplers only work about every other staple and on a project like this I’d normally spend twenty minutes just picking out bad staples.
Now do you see why I’m so in love with the Central Pneumatic 1/2″ Crown Air Stapler. My one piece of advice on it is to only load about half a row of staples in at a time. It did catch when I filled it completely full of staples and wouldn’t shoot anything out. Once I took out a few it worked perfectly again. And the best part is the price. Only $29.99 at Harbor Freight.
So to recap, here are the before and after pictures and a cost breakdown for the thrifty in all of us.
Before Chair $25 at DI (A bit more than I usually spend but I knew it had great potential.)
$2 in fabric if you consider I can use the leftovers for other projects.
And $30 for staple gun I hope to use on lots of future projects.
I’m happy, but what do you think?
I did not receive any compensation of any kind for the review of the staple gun mentioned above. The opinion is mine, free, and subjective.
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