A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Show and Dust Covers
The final pieces to the chair seat are the vinyl show cover and the dust cover.
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Upholstery might seem intimidating at first, but making a comfortable seat cushion is well within the skillset of any woodworker. In this video series, upholsterer Michael Mascelli takes you through the process of upholstering the drop-in seat cushion frame for an Arts & Crafts rocking chair built by Mike Pekovich.
You’ll learn how to:
- Assemble a simple yet effective set of basic tools for upholstery
- Create a sprung foundation with zigger springs
- Build up a base of various foam and Dacron layers to get the right shape and comfort
- Top it off with a folded and tacked show cover of leather or vinyl, and a simple neat dust cover on the bottom.
In the final episode, you’ll learn how to finish the cushion with a vinyl show cover and a dust cover that keeps the dust in.
Video by Jeff Roos and Ben Strano Edited by Jeff Roos…
Videos in the Series
A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Tools and MaterialsFebruary 7, 2018
A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Making the DeckFebruary 7, 2018
A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Building Up Foam LayersFebruary 22, 2018
A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Adding the Muslin LayerMarch 1, 2018
A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Establishing the CornersMarch 1, 2018
A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Show and Dust CoversMarch 8, 2018