This is a video that we created for the beginner upholsterer.

The techniques you will learn in this video can be applied to many types of wood arm chairs and other upholstered pieces.

  • Use upholstery tools
  • Tear down
  • Tie Springs
  • Pad up your project
  • Measure and cut fabric
  • Add cording
  • Close the outside back
  • Put on a dust cover

In this video you will learn to:

Part 1 – Tear Down
Part 2 – Eight Way Spring Tie
Part 3 – Padding and Upholstering the Seat
Part 4 – Padding and Upholstering the Inside Back
Part 5 – Closing the Outside Back and Dust Cover

Run Time: 70 minutes


  • 1 Roll Cotton
  • 1 oz. Dacron
  • 9/16″ and 1/2″ staples
  • Curve Ease
  • Metal tack strip
  • Burlap
  • Jute webbing or sagless
  • 5/32″ welt cord
  • 1 1/4″ edge Roll

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