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Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you when you sat down on a chair you thought you had repaired properly, only to have it give out from under you? Not a very fun experience. Chair repairs, recliner chair repair in particular, can look deceptively simple. But over the past 25 years, we can’t even count the number of people we’ve helped who thought they had sufficiently repaired one of their chairs, only to find out, through unpleasant surprise, that they’d forgotten, or not been aware of some important aspect of furniture repair, particularly for their recliners. (Don’t even get us started on antiques!)


There are four main concerns behind every chair repair that everyone needs to be aware of, whether it is a simple frame chair or a recliner:

1. Time for Chair Repairs

Time is one of the biggest factors in the success of a chair repair project, yet it is one thing that many people are short on. Yet 90% of success in repairing a chair, particularly a recliner, is in the time taken for measuring, preparing the piece, and planning the repair. It takes time for epoxies to set, it takes time for finishes to dry—chair repairs simply take time if they are to be done correctly, but they take even more of your precious time if you are just learning how to do it. By bringing your chairs to Pro Furniture Doctor, you can save yourself an enormous amount of time and hassle, because we’ve been doing this every day for a quarter of a century, and we do it very, very well.

2. Equipment needed for Recliner Chair Repair

In addition to saving time, we can also save you the hassle and expense of tracking down parts, especially when it comes to a recliner chair repair, or even repairs for antique chairs. For many years, Pro Furniture Doctor has been an officially authorized repair shop for La-Z-Boy dealers and manufacturers, as well as several popular furniture shops in Northern Virginia. We can get the parts, and we know what to do with them to make a safe and sturdy furniture repair that rivals factory standards, according to our repeat recliner repair customers.

3. Warranty Issues for Recliner Chair Repairs

Another very important aspect of recliner chair repairs is that, most often, La-Z-Boy (and other) recliners need to be repaired by an authorized Northern Virginia furniture repair professional in order for the warranty to remain valid. Owners who attempt repairs on their own risk voiding their warranties, and the main reason for this is...

4. Safety: The Bottom Line in Chair Repairs

With recliners in particular, the moving parts can pose a safety hazard if they malfunction, or if they are not used properly. Small children and the elderly in particular can suffer injuries from getting appendages stuck between the chair and the footrest, as well as other hazards. And falling out of any broken chair can do more damage than just a bruised posterior. People have injured hips, broken bones and cut themselves during falls when DIY chair repairs went awry.

Here at Pro Furniture Doctor, we have provided our 25,000+ customers the highest quality furniture repair craftsmanship for over 25 years. We are experts, we are committed to your satisfaction and safety, and we are ready to help. Please go to our contact page and upload a picture or three of the chair or recliner that needs repair and we will get back with you quickly with a rough estimate of what needs to be done. It will save you time, stress, and possibly a few bruises!

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Post Author: Dan Kim

The founder of Pro Furniture Doctor, Daniel Kim, was the second son of Gil Kim who operated Sparkle Upholstery since 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia. Daniel Kim started upholstering at a young age and repaired over repairs over 30,000 since 1987.