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Make and upholster an armchair at the Makershed

Make and upholster an armchair at the Makershed

Duration: 8 days or 16 evenings

Price: £530

Book with: Jenny Smith
at The Makershed

St Pauls Learning Centre
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls, Bristol

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About the Course

Upholstered armchair course

This practical woodwork and upholstery course involves making a solid hardwood chair frame using non-traditional woodwork joinery and then upholstering it using a mix of modern and traditional upholstery materials and methods.

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

This course is aimed at beginners and will teach you about:
Using woodwork and upholstery hand and power tools
Chair design for strength and stability
Precision marking and cutting of wood
Creating strong joins with modern methods
Using pocket hole screws and dowels effectively
Finishing a wood frame
Attaching webbing and sinuous springs
Upholstery foam, fillings and sundries
Shaping chair seat and back using calico
Stitching and fitting a top cover

Tutors are Fern Busuttil and Jenny Smith

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All armchair materials other than the top cover fabric are included in the course fee - please bring 3 metres of upholstery weight fabric (minimum width 1 metre) with you to the course.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners

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