I remember the first days of tearing down furniture for re-upholstery. I would grab the piece and start ripping and tearing untill I had no strength left to do any more. I’d stand back and look to see that all I had done was to make a mess and I still had a lot of stuff attached to the frame. After a while I began to realize that there was a process to follow during teardown and I found a few short cuts along the way. Let me share them with you.
If this is your first project get a camera and take pictures of the chair from many angles before you pry anything off. You may also want to take pictures of all the pieces you remove, as a reminder of how to put the new pieces back on.
Choose the right tools.