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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 10-05-2011 08:27 PM 6029 reads 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Foam ready to be glued to the seats with spray adhesive.
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Seats are cut to a pattern, allowing 1/8” gap around back legs. Edges are rounded over at the router table.
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Threaded inserts are located, and I used #8 machine bolts to attach the seats.
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Leather hides.
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Foam overhangs the seat by 1/2” in all directions. This helps to pad the side of the seat.
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Next wrap with high loft dacron, and compress the foam moderately. Staple the dacron (polyester batting) at bottom edge. Keep the staples close to the edge to avoid excess bulk in the padding.
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Leather installed with staple gun.
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Under fabric cleans things up. I cut slots to expose the threaded inserts.
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There is a fair amount of tension on the leather, which helps give the cushion a taught, rounded look.
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Corners are pleat-free using a dog-ear technique as described by the Upholstery Studio series on youtube.

One done, seven to go!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush



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therookie

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 09:16 PM

very nice I eventually want to build a table and chairs like this.

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 05:15 AM

Nice description! I appreciated the writeup as I have a similar job in my future.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Countrybay

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 03:25 AM

Great looking chairs.
Where did you get the hides from?

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 06:59 PM

I purchased the leather from a motorcycle apparel factory in Portland, OR. I would suggest looking locally, because some national leather suppliers are quite expensive. Upholstery shops are also great resources, and they can usually point you in the right direction.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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