Upholster chrome tubular chairs
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Upholster chrome tubular chairs

Dutch design upholstery
4.7 (2 ratings)
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Created by Stof en Steen
Last updated 5/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Reupholster steel tubular chairs
  • Different types of fixings
  • Applying the upholstery fabric in various ways
  • Replacing and applying the filling a few manors
Requirements
  • Interest in steel tubular chairs and upholstery
Description

In this course I will guide you step by step how to reupholster various types of steel tubular chairs. You will learn how to replace the foam, apply the fabric and most important, how to fold the corners of the fabric. Also there are various fixings of the backrest. As well how to to fasten the fabric and how to fasten the backrest to the frame. The video's are easy to follow and if you have any questions you can always ask them in the Q&A. That's why I am here for.

So enjoy your upholstery trip and see you in class.

Greetings

Marja Kooreman

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner
  • designer
  • Stylist
  • Do it your selvers
Course content
Expand all 41 lectures 02:41:21
+ Upholster a aluminium tubular chair model Schuitema
9 lectures 44:40
The history of the upholstery hammer
05:02
Removing the old fabric
03:43
Replacing the filling
08:33
Measure and cutting the fabric
02:30
Applying the fabric on the seat
11:29
Applying the fabric on the backrest
05:29
How to make a slipstitch
04:42
+ General information you need to know
6 lectures 06:33
How to use staplelifters
01:07

Fiberfill is used as a layer over the foam between the upholstery fabric. For steel tubular chairs sometimes it is used and sometimes not. There is no "must" to use it. If I use dacron on tubular chairs it is the 100 grams type.

Fiberfill
00:39
The technical sheet of this upholstery fabric
02:20
+ Reupholster a Gispen chair with two plywood shelves on the backrest
3 lectures 29:58

The exact chair might not be show in this book. But from experience I know this is a Gispen chair. It's the same maker as the first chair with the clasps in this course.

The 2100 steel tubular chair book
00:50

In order not to get long silences between some spoken words from me, I treat you to some tunes.

Preview 25:45
How to install a T-nut
03:23
+ Upholster a Gispen chair with two shelves on the backrest A different approach
5 lectures 25:53
Removing the fabric and how to remove everturning bolts
02:48

Because the foam on this chair is 4 centimeter thick, it can be handy to apply cotton first. This HR 40 foam is firm and makes it harder to fold at the edges and therefor you might get more dents and bumps at first. The cotton makes it easier later on with the final upholstery fabric. Plus in some countries the fire regulation are quite strict and if the upholstery fabric is not fire retardant you might need to use crib5 interliner first.

Preview 06:48
Applying the cotton on the backrest
06:56
Applying the upholstery fabric
08:48
+ Reupholster a De Wit chrome tubular chair
5 lectures 09:50
Removing the fabric and discover how the backrest fabric is attached
02:55
Applying the plygrip and the end result
03:18

As there are so many types of tubular chairs it is almost impossible to make a course of them all. This backrest is part of the Gispen Cirrus model and is fastened with clasps. We have made a separate course on this model as it is very specific. Enclosed the link to this course which is also on Udemy.

Another way of applying foam to an inner backrest of a tubular chair
02:58

Some tubular chairs are fastened with poprivets. Especially the ones which are not upholstered. Here is a video how to tackle poprivets. This chair has them on the inside backrest and not from the back of the frame. But the Principe is the same.

Have you always wondered what those rings are with which, for example, a chair seat is attached? Well those are poprivets. If you want to get the wooden seat loose, you will first have to drill the pop rivets with a metal drill. You have hand rivet pliers, but also on air. In the video,  I show you how a pneumatic popriveter works.

Tubular chair with a poprivet
00:31
Tubular bar stools
00:08
+ E-book a tubular chair with piping and a raised edge - boxing
4 lectures 13:24
E-book a tubular chair with piping and a raised edge - boxing
00:10
How to make the piping for the innerbackrest and sew the boxing
09:59
Make the piping for the backrest and attach the fabric without showing staples
02:42

Sometimes a chair is upholstered with vinyl. But and there is the problem, it's been glued on. To get it of proper without damaging the foam you can use a heatgun. The glue will soften, but you will have to do it by little steps at the time

Using a heatgun to get glued vinyl off a chair
00:33
+ The captain's tubular chair
7 lectures 29:45
Removing the old fabric and foam
06:20
Cutting and applying the foam
02:21
Measuring and cutting the faux leather
02:42
Sewing the cover for the seat
05:19
Applying the seatcover
05:56
Applying the fabric on the inner and outer backrest
06:50
The endresult
00:17
+ Quiz
0 lectures 00:00

I really hope you enjoyed this course as much as I did by creating it. With this quiz

What do you know sofar?
10 questions