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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #6: Leather Upholstery

03-24-2014 11:12 PM by pintodeluxe | 33 comments »

I took a leather sewing class to learn how to make the Morris chair cushions. -----The seat cushion and the ottoman cushion require web frames. Here I am milling the half-lap components for the web frames. -----Web frame assemblies are glued together. The seat frame should be sized 1/4” smaller in all directions than the opening in your chair, to allow room for the leather and two layers of batting.-----Corner blocks are added to the large seat cushion for additional strength. -----I...

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Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project #17: Seat Upholstery

10-31-2012 04:39 AM by sras | 11 comments »

Confession – I finished the upholstery several weeks ago but have not gotten the blog updated until now. Oh well, everything else about this project has been on its own pace so there is no sense in changing now;) Here we go. The next step is to cut seat blanks. I used a sheet of good quality 3/8 plywood. I printed out a full size pattern. Cut it out on the bandsaw. Sanded it smooth. I then used the first cutout as a pattern for the other 5 seat blanks. ...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #14: 5 minute time lapse

02-09-2014 09:58 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 10 comments »

Howdy, I’ve still got a whole lot more blog to do but I felt like showing you all that it is not as time consuming to upholster furniture as it seems to be——through this blog. ;) I don’t expect that anyone to knock a chair out in a few hours (Unless that’s your job – then you need to do better than me. ;) ) Anyhow, I enjoyed making this for you. It’s the second chair. I still need cover-ups, skirt and cushion. Not finished yet. ...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #2: Fabric - What's the big deal?

01-25-2014 09:11 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 10 comments »

So what is the big Deal about upholstery fabric. What do I need to know? Is there a top, left side, right side and bottom. Is it stretchy, is it velvet, is it thin, is it thick, is it heavy, is it slippery, is it clothing fabric, is it drapery fabric, is it upholstery fabric, is it, is it and is it? In this part of the blog, I’ll answer some of those questions. I’ll focus a lot on the fabric I selected. And then I’ll just answer your questions as they come up like –...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #5: A little body stitching.

01-26-2014 02:19 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 9 comments »

There is very little on these chairs that I need to sew on the body. Still, a little might be just enough of an example for some of you. The front of the chair and deck need a bit of sewing. Take a look at this rounded front edge and the old stiches. There are several ways to skin this cat. One is to take off the fabric, undo the stitches then trace the cutouts onto you new fabric. I have to do that sometimes. Let’s get a little adventurous. Since I have a pattern with a center...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #8: Upholstering the seat

01-26-2014 11:08 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 9 comments »

Finally!!! We get to do some upholstery!!! 45% preparation – 45% finishing 10% upholstery. You will need cotton which can be bought at an upholster supply company for about $30. Mine is 30 inches wide which is just right for upholstery. I walked over to my roll and literally tore off about a 25 inch length. I’m going to say my magic words again. This isn’t wood working. You measure precisely and cut with scissors. There is no benefit except for saving a few inches o...

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Upholstery for Woodworkers Resources #1: Leather Upholstery

09-13-2021 10:26 PM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

I see a lot of great woodworkers struggle when it comes time to add upholstery to their chair and furniture projects. Here’s a video on how to upholster a round stool in leather. It would apply to anyone building a round stool with upholstered seat. Also included are some videos on how to upholster a classic arts and crafts style rocking chair, but the techniques also apply perfectly to a Morris chair. Leather Stool Upholstery Video… https://youtu.be/75CKPwObg2U Uphol...

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Morris Chair #1: Morris Chair Design and Cut out parts

02-28-2017 04:26 PM by PPK | 8 comments »

Here I’m going to outline the method I am taking to build myself a Morris Chair. I’ve been wanting to have one of these because I really like the look and the comfort, but also because I want to learn some new techniques, especially upholstery. I know there are a number of other blogs on building a Morris Chair, but they are all different, and everyone has their own unique ways of building. So here’s mine! I am not using a plan, per se. I have been looking at lots of pic...

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Upholstery For Woodworkers #1: Morris Chair / Rocking Chair Upholstery Resources

02-27-2021 05:55 AM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

As a woodworker first and upholsterer second, I struggled for years to find good information on how to upholster Morris Chairs and large rockers. Information on leather upholstery was particularly scarce in books, articles and videos. So I wanted to post this video as a skill share for other crafters that build chairs and might want to try their hand at leather upholstery. If nothing else, it may help someone know what to ask for when hiring an upholsterer. Leather Upholstery Tutori...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #1: My Thoughts Before Beginning.

01-25-2014 08:07 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 7 comments »

Lumberjock Friends, I’ve been thinking hard about how I can give back to all of you. One thing is for sure, I can’t give back by being your residential woodworking expert. There is not a single thing I can say about woodworking that another lumberjock can’t improve upon. I know next to nothing that I didn’t learn from you all. Even the woodworking knowledge I have is subject to refinement. In short, I am far more of a student here than I am teacher. I have seen q...

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