This is a very old chair but it has a lot of sentimental value in my family, it used to belong to my grandpa, so as a special mothers day gift I restored it for my mom.
I'm not a pro at this every thing i know about wood working i learned from my uncle Nachi (RIP) so this instructable is dedicated to his memory.
I used very basic tools and techniques but if you have some free time you can get pretty good results out of them.
So just give yourself time and if you get bored give it a rest and start when ever youre ready again so you don't mess up.
Step 1: Find a place to work
so this is my little shop of horrors
Step 2: The tools
Step 3: Out with the old
for this i used mostly the screwdriver as a pry bar, i also used the claw hammer ad the pliers to remove the old nails and tacks holding the leather down, this is pretty straight forward just remove anything thats not made of wood.
Step 4: It's time for muscle power
i'll tell you why in the next step.
Step 5: Filler up.
this is a messy step but who cares just have fun, and remember use a lot of filler you will sand it down later any ways.
Step 6: Sand some more.
Step 7: French polish
to french polish you use shellac dilluted in alcohol and some cotton in a rag this thing is called a mu�equilla, to do this you first wet the mu�equilla with the shellac and start with long strokes, then you make some round ones and figure eight ones, and then some more long strokes, used a ketchup bottle to hold the shellac and wet the mu�equilla from time to time.
Step 8: Go to the local tanners.
i first nailed the leather and then used the tacks to cover up the nails.
Step 9: You are done!
good luck, have fun and take your time i spent about to weeks on the project but it was worth it because of th sentimental value.