Upholster an antique chair

In this Antique side Chair video you will learn how to upholster this dining room chair. The video includes upholstering the Synthetic Sagless to the bottom of the chair frame and attaching coil springs to the Synthetic Sagless using an upholstered Klinch-It Tool.

You will learn how to attach the burlap and edge roll, and pad the seat using synthetic cotton and Dacron upholstering materials. I will walk you through the steps necessary to attach your finished fabric using my upholstery methods and stapling on your dust cover as well.

This dining room chair video is a beginner-level video and a perfect first upholstery project.

  • Part 1 Tear Down
  • Part 2 Springing Up
  • Part 3 Burlap and EdgeRoll
  • Part 4 Padding
  • Part 5 Fabric and Dust Cover

  • Synthetic Sagless
  • Coil Springs
  • Burlap
  • 1” Edge Roll
  • Synthetic Cotton
  • 1oz Bonded Dacron
  • 1 yard Fabric
  • Decorative Gimp
  • Cambric Dust Cover (non woven)
  • 9/16” Staples
  • 3/8” Staples
  • Glue Sticks


  • Pneumatic Staple Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun – High temp
  • Scissors
  • Sagless Stretcher Tool
  • Osborne 120 ½ Puller
  • Wire Cutters/Dykes
  • Bent Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wooden Mallet
  • Klinchit Tool (can be hand sewn with 6” curve needle)
  • Tack Claw Tool
  • Measuring Tape
  • Chalk