How to Upholster a Slip Seat
Michael Mascelli demonstrates how to create a finished, professional-looking upholstered slip seat.
Synopsis: From the frame to the webbing to the foam padding, upholstering a slip seat is a relatively simple task that depends on quality materials used with skill. Here, Michael Mascelli demonstrates the one style of slip seat and how to get a finished, professional look.
Perhaps the most common task in furniture upholstery is the familiar slip seat, so named because it often slips into a rabbeted recess in the chair frame. Some slip seats, like the one I’m upholstering here, for Mike Pekovich’s Arts and Crafts side chair, sit on top of the frame and get secured from underneath through glue blocks. Despite their simple form, slip seats offer a number of options for both the look and feel of the finished chair.
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