A lot of people have old chairs that need reupholstering for different reasons. The closing out of making the dining side chair is often of course doing the upholstery. I’ve used this method for over two decades and it works well whether you use fabric or leather. I like leather for its durability and quality look and it’s also relatively inexpensive at around £10 per chair including foam, plywood and leather.
The chair series was another one of those unique teachings I did from my school and is one of my favourites for that reason alone. I developed this chair just for woodworkingmasterclasses.com but as with all of the tool and technique aspects of the videos we make we give them for free. Once they have aired on WWMC for a season we post the tool and techniques to YouTube too, to help the wider audience of woodworkers. I hope that you enjoy this two part series. Here is the video.