Weaving Seats and Backs

Sometimes a woodworking project requires branching out into other materials. Such is the case when making a chair or seat, if upholstery is added to the mix. Whether you plan to upholster on your own, or employ a professional, understanding the basics
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  • How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: 2Video: How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: 2

    with Kevin Rodel

    In this 3-part video, Kevin Rodel demonstrates all the steps to creating leather cushions for his prairie settle. Here, in Part Two, he shows how to cut the hides and punch them for the lacing.

  • How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: 3Video: How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: 3

    with Kevin Rodel

    In this 3-part video, Kevin Rodel demonstrates all the steps to creating leather cushions for his prairie settle. Here, in Part Three, he shows how to lace the hides over the cushions' padding.

  • How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: 1Video: How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: 1

    with Kevin Rodel

    In this 3-part video, Kevin Rodel demonstrates all the steps to creating leather cushions for his prairie settle. Here, in Part One, he shows how to weave nylon cord to make webbing to support the seat cushions

  • Weaving a Danish Cord SeatVideo: Weaving a Danish Cord Seat

    with Mark Edmundson

    First in a three-part video series. See the finished bench and watch how the weaving begins.

  • Weaving a Danish Cord Seat - Step ThreeVideo: Weaving a Danish Cord Seat - Step Three

    with Mark Edmundson

    Long strands woven side to side complete this distinctive seat. Third in a three-part video series

  • Weaving a Danish Cord Seat - Step TwoVideo: Weaving a Danish Cord Seat - Step Two

    with Mark Edmundson

    Evenly spaced pairs of cord create a foundation for the final weaving. Second in a three-part video series

  • Weaving Shaker Tape SeatsWeaving Shaker Tape Seats

    by Glenn A. Carlson

    Inexpensive cotton tape makes a strong, comfortable seat

  • Weaving a Cane SeatWeaving a Cane Seat

    by Judy Warner

    Caned seats are more comfortable than wood seats and less expensive than upholstery. In this article, Judy Warner explains how she caned the seats of stools her ...

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