Recliners are made up of three basic parts: the frame, the metal component used to make the chair recline, and the upholstery.
All upholstered recliners contain a frame, which ensures the durability of the recliner chair, and which frequently moves from the sitting position to the reclining position and back again. Frames are made out of wood, and the wood is kept in place with nuts, bolts, nails or staples.
Reclining chairs use a metal mechanism to move from the sitting position to a reclining one. This is the part of the recliner chair that makes it unique and unlike other chairs. This mechanism, made of stamped steel, ensures that the recliner stays at a 90 degree angle, even when you shift into recline mode.
Padding Your Seat
Like all furniture, fabric recliners contain upholstery, which can be made out of a variety of synthetic fibers, leathers, cotton or other assorted fabrics. Upholstered recliners also use additional padding to surround the metal mechanism contained inside. Often, this consists of a foam block that is made out of polyurethane, which is then covered with a material such as Polyester.
Other Important Features
Since recliners come in a variety of styles, it is important to know some of the individual features of a recliner. Likewise, recliners get into "recline mode" in a variety of ways.