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clearance between the seat frame and the chair rails

by harum
posted 12-14-2018 05:45 AM


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EarlS

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#1 posted 12-14-2018 12:33 PM

Honestly, I think all of the above are correct. Having said that, I’d go with 1/8” all around. Alternatively, ask the upholsterer for their recommendation, or, if you are DIY, stretch some material around a frame and see how much space it needs.

When I built a set of chairs, I went with 1/4”, using heavy upholstery fabric (Stickley) and it was a little loose. There are a couple of places you could see daylight.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 12-14-2018 03:24 PM



Honestly, I think all of the above are correct. Having said that, I d go with 1/8” all around. Alternatively, ask the upholsterer for their recommendation, or, if you are DIY, stretch some material around a frame and see how much space it needs.
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- EarlS

Earl, thank you for the response. Yes, I’m planning to do the upholstery myself. I haven’t shaped the seat frame yet because not sure of how loose it should be inside the rails. I guess I could wrap all the materials (leather, muslin, batting) around a stick and see how closely I could push it against a rail.

Will have to find an upholstery shop anyway to have them make the buttons.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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