Upholstered Furniture – The Armchair

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UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE – THE ARMCHAIR

This practical woodwork and upholstery course involves making a solid hardwood armchair frame using hand tools and then upholstering the chair back and deep drop in seat using eco-friendly materials.

Skill level: Beginners
Suitable for those with no previous woodwork or upholstery experience.

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU ABOUT:

  • Using woodwork and upholstery hand tools
  • Chair design for comfort, strength and stability
  • Precision marking and cutting of wood
  • Creating strong butt and edge joins with modern methods
  • Using pocket hole screws and dowels effectively
  • Assembling a wood frame and fixings
  • Applying a wood finish
  • Upholstery foams, natural fillings and sundries
  • Eco-friendly uholstery materials and wood finishing
  • Upholstery cuts and folds
  • Using webbing, fillings and lashed springs to create support and shape
  • Stitching and fitting top covers

All armchair wood and upholstery materials are included in the course fee, other than the top fabric. You will need to bring in 3 metres of upholstery weight fabric (minimum width 1 metre) approximately half way through the course.

COURSE LENGTH

8 x Tuesday Daytime Classes 10.00am – 3.00pm

Or

16 x Tuesday Evening Classes 6.20 – 8.35pm