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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #7: Preparing the seat.

01-26-2014 03:03 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 6 comments »

Man oh man – there are tons of ways that the seat of a piece of furniture can be prepared. I just don’t have time to go into all of them. If you have questions about yours, feel free to ask. I’ll give some pretty decent details about mine though. I’ll say something else before we go too far because we are a woodworking community, They don’t make em like they used to. However, this frame is pretty good for having been constructed in the last 10 years or so. ...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #6: Striping the old fabric and padding off

01-26-2014 02:37 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 7 comments »

I left one chair fully upholstered and I stripped one to the bone a year ago. No it doesn’t take a year ;) I just stripped it and stashed it. That means I don’t have any current pictures to show you. I’ll need to come back to this post and flesh it out later. In the meantime, I put together an incomplete blog series on home refurbers. Since we weren’t getting much readership over there, I got lazy and didn’t flesh it out like I plan on doing here. This is actu...

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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 #4: Cutting the body

01-26-2014 01:27 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

We have all of the body measurements. It’s a good time to pull out the scissors. Here is what you may need. Cutting list, Chalk, pen, Yardstick of straight edge, measuring tape and in most cases a carpenter square. I bought a carpenter square at a sewing supply company for $20 once. I bought the one you see for $9.00. It is far better than the one I bought at the sewing supply store. Live and learn. Here we go – let’s hurry up and pause. Before marking my cut...

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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 #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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Living Room #1: Ottoman

07-23-2013 08:14 AM by Jason W. Fudge | 1 comment »

I picked up this ottoman off of Craigslist for 40 bucks. When I bought it my wife got a little pissed at me because she thought it was dirty and disgusting and the fabric was torn. She was kind of right. It was dirty. It was disgusting. The fabric was torn. But 40 bucks was cheap and so is new material for upholstery. So off to the fabric store we headed. Where we bought this nice piece for about ten bucks. Thanks to my knowledge on how to fold crisp hospital corners and ...

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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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Mission Dining Build # 3 Upholstery

10-05-2011 08:27 PM by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

Foam ready to be glued to the seats with spray adhesive.-----Seats are cut to a pattern, allowing 1/8” gap around back legs. Edges are rounded over at the router table. -----Threaded inserts are located, and I used #8 machine bolts to attach the seats.-----Leather hides.----- Foam overhangs the seat by 1/2” in all directions. This helps to pad the side of the seat. -----Next wrap with high loft dacron, and compress the foam moderately. Staple the dacron (polyester batting) ...

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Woven Bench #2: Weaving the Top

09-09-2011 06:20 PM by Matt Danner | 0 comments »

The nylon I’m using for the top came in, so now it’s just time to get it woven. I’m attaching the straps with upholstery staples. Once I’m finished, it will just be a few coats of Scotchgard to keep them nice and white. This image is just to show the idea. Sorry for the low quality image. When it’s finished and I add it as a project, I’ll be sure to include some nice images.

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