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Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Done

Postby choto » March 30th, 2013, 12:47 pm

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Hey everyone,

Been m.i.a. working on thesis/job search etc. non stop, but finally finished the re-upholstery a couple weeks back.

Took some process shots this time around, I ended up using a heavy interfacing which is heat bonded to the back of the felt, this provides a lot more rigidity to the cushions and prevents the cushions from stretching and deforming over time

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The quilting effect is created by sandwiching 2 layers of polyester batting between 2 layers of felt

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I used little leather straps to secure the cushions. In hindsight this was a poor solution as it's really hard to get them into the loops of the metal back. I think if I ever change it I would instead use 2 large belts instead of 4 little snaps

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The trickiest part was getting the cushions into the cushion, luckily after some googling I found a cool trick where you put your cushions into a garbage bag and vacuum out the air then once it's inside your cushion you can just tear away the bag.

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Anyways thanks again for all the feedback during the process. Was a great learning process.

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