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Caden's Library Chair #2: Stain, Lacquer, and Leather Upholstery

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 469 days ago 1003 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Glueup and Dye Part 2 of Caden's Library Chair series no next part

First a plywood base was cut to shape. It has (4) 1” holes to let air escape from the foam quickly. Then 2” thick medium density foam is cut 1/2” oversized in all directions. The foam is cut to shape on the bandsaw, and held in place with spray foam. Here, high-loft Dacron is stretched over the foam and stapled in place.

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Next, goat leather is stretched over the Dacron, and stapled in place. Caden did a nice job with the pneumatic stapler.

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Here Caden is installing the threaded inserts that are used to attach the slip seat. We then use some non-woven dust fabric to tidy up the bottom of the seat.

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Upholstery complete.

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Dark Walnut Varathane stain was applied and allowed to dry 24 hours. Here a coat of sprayed lacquer is still wet.

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The lacquer brings out the color of the finish, which is a deep rich brown. The dye and stain technique makes the QSWO look like an instant antique.

Well this project is just about wrapped up. Next up will be waxing the finish and installing the slip seat.

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



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#1 posted 463 days ago

Here is the finished project posting…
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83089

Cheers!

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

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