|Purred: Wed Jul 31, '13 4:54am PST |
|It's not difficult to block off the bottom edges of your recliner in a way that will keep your cat out from under it. You'll need sturdy fabric, a stapler, scissors, about 18" of 2-inch wide elastic (from the notions section of a fabric store) and some very basic upholstering skills. It takes about 20 minutes to do it. I used 2 pillowcases doubled over lengthwise--one for the front of the chair and one for the back.
Staple the fabric *loosely* to the inside edge of the wooden base, and to the wooden frame of the chair (front & back). Leave enough slack to allow the chair to rock. Be sure to staple tightly at the corners of the chair, too, so your cat can't slip in around the edges.
The wide elastic needs to go across the inside of the 2 openings that allow the mechanism to extend the footrest---again, stapled to the wooden frame loosely enough to allow the scissor mechanism to extend and retract.
If you do the stapling carefully on the inside of the frame, the fabric won't be visible when the chair is in the down position, although you will see it when the footrest is extended.
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