As you remove fabric and padding and expose the frame, you’ll need to assess the frame for any repairs. To determine if any repairs are needed, look for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, splits, or breaks. If the frame is broken or split, you may need to replace it, but if it’s just cracked or chipped, you can use a wood filler to fill in the gaps. Should you need to replace the frame, make sure to measure the old frame and find a replacement that is the same size. If the frame is in good condition, you can move on to the next step.