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Old 04 January 2011, 11:17   #1
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material for backrest

I would like to do a backrest similar to that on the photo.
What material should be used for that?
How you usually do something similar?

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Old 04 January 2011, 11:56   #2
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Two choices, either do it yourself or send it away to be professionally upholstered. They would need existing seat back for plywood/template, etc. Do a Google search under Marine Upholstery.

If it's a standard bench seat back without ribbing then you can do it yourself. You'll need a sewing machine at the very least. It can work out expensive as you'll probably need replacement foam (available in different densities), the vinyl/acrylic canvas, piping for edges, etc. This company has online shop. http://www.cjmarine.co.uk/
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and what with the frame? is it stainley steel? what diameter etc.

Thank you very much.
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You'll need a metal fabricator to make a good stainless steel backrest frame. I seem to think I know of one, but can't remember the name just at the moment.

Any thoughts Martini????
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You'll need a metal fabricator to make a good stainless steel backrest frame. I seem to think I know of one, but can't remember the name just at the moment.

Any thoughts Martini????
Ahh you mean Biffer
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Yes, Biffers work is excellent I hear
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possibly in the wrong part of the world tho...
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Ah, but I thought the OP wanted a decent job. Not just any old bit of buckled tubing .
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Biffer? who or what it is?
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A bloke in sarfhampton. Martini's your man, and we can certainly vouch for his attention to detail
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