August 10, 2015

Custom Vintage-inspired Chair

We recently finished this custom chair from a client design. As you can see, it has a tight seat and tight back, and the arms are also finished with inset fabric on the interior and exterior panels. The chair was challenging, and not only because of the design, but because of the fabric used. The upholsterers job is to make sure all those lines align so the pattern has a seamless flow.

Do you remember our lesson a couple of weeks ago about stitch/seam examples, and we illustrated a single welt? As you can see here, we used a double welt for the front and back of the lower seat.

The legs and arms are made of walnut that has a cerused finish (don't worry, there will be a lesson soon on wood!), and we finished it off with nail head trim.

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