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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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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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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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Morris Chair #4: Upholstery - Seat

04-27-2017 04:18 PM by PPK | 6 comments »

First off, all credit is due fellow Lumber Jock pintodeluxe, who’s tutorial I copied many ideas from. Thanks Pinto! I built a frame from Hickory. I chose hickory, because it is really tough stuff. The frame gets a lot of tension from the webbing pulling on it, getting sat on, etc. It turned out well, and there was zero discernable deflection after I stretched the webbing over it. I used half lap joints, and added corner blocks to make it even stronger. Next, I start...

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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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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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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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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #16: Adding Fabric to the inside back

02-19-2014 01:43 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 6 comments »

Howdy, It’s time for a little catch-up. I added a blog about padding the inside back. It’s time to put some fabric on it. In fact, you can just toss that fabric on the back and count that step as done! You’ll notice that I sewed a scrap onto the bottom of it. That little extra won’t be seen and it will give me something to grab a hold of. You may as well mark the center of your back on the topside of the outside back. Will you’re at it, mark center a...

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DIY Upholstered Headboard With Nail Head Trim

09-24-2014 02:22 PM by woodshopmike | 3 comments »

Check out my latest blog post, building a linen upholstered headboard with nail head trim! I hope! y’all enjoy it! https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/ncet5sk.jpg! Thanks for reading!

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