This is a video for the beginner upholsterer. The techniques you will learn in this video can be applied to many types of wood armchairs and can be used to learn to reupholster a variety of other chairs.
In this video, Bill will take you through the tear-down process. You will see the tools Bill uses to tear down this chair. We will then go through the steps for re-attaching and tying the coil springs using an eight-way tie.
Once Bill has the springs covered with Burlap and attaches the edge roll, Kim will begin padding the chair using synthetic upholstery cotton and Dacron. We will begin upholstering the seat, followed by the inside back and outside back.
You will learn about the cuts used in the reupholstery of this Martha Washington Arm Chair. This video is broken down into parts to enable you to rewatch just what you need.
In this video you will learn about:
- Use upholstery tools and upholstery supplies
- Spring Up
- Burlap and Edge Roll
- Padding the Seat
- Adding Fabric to the Seat
- Adding Webbing and Burlap to the Inside Back
- Padding the Inside Back
- Adding Fabric to the Inside Back
- Applying Fabric to the Outside Back
- Hand Sewing-Cording-Dust Cover
Run Time: Approximately 3.5 hours
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