How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: Frame and Foundation
Learn how to weave nylon rope through holes in a frame to make webbing to support the settle's seat cushions.
In this 3-part video, Kevin Rodel demonstrates all the steps to creating leather cushions for his prairie settle. In the first episode, he shows how to weave nylon cord to make webbing to support the seat cushions.
One of the foremost interpreters of the Arts and Crafts style, Kevin Rodel has been building furniture in Maine for more than 20 years. He is the co-author of Arts & Crafts Furniture: From Classic to Contemporary (The Taunton Press, 2003).
Part One: Frame and Foundation
How to weave nylon rope through holes in a frame to make a proper foundation for the cushions.
|Part Two: Cutting the Hides
How to make patterns, lay them out on the hide, cut them, and punch the holes for the lacing.
|Part Three: Lacing the Cushions
How to tie the pieces of hide together smoothly and cleanly.