How to Upholster a Prairie Settle: Lacing the Cushions
In this final episode, learn how to lace the hides over the cushions' padding smoothly and cleanly.
In this 3-part video, Kevin Rodel demonstrates all the steps to creating leather cushions for his prairie settle. In this final episode, he shows how to tie the pieces of hide together smoothly and cleanly.
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.