A Woodworker’s Guide to Upholstery: Establishing the Corners
The corners are the most difficult part of the seat. Learn some pro tips on getting them right every time.
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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 this episode you’ll learn the tricks of establishing the corners of the seat, an area where mistakes can happen easily.
Video by Jeff Roos and Ben Strano Edited by Jeff Roos Produced by Ben Strano
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