Wood refinishing and upholstery often walk hand-in-hand: when one is necessary, the other probably needs attention, too. Wear on the wood parts of your grandpa’s chair may or may not match the tattered condition of its upholstery, but if you’re going to the trouble of replacing the fabric, this is the perfect time to get the wood looking like new as well.
Sean Harrigan is a professional wood refinisher in Livingston, Montana. Since he often has customers asking him to refinish the wood on their upholstered heirlooms, he decided to delve into the mysteries of upholstery by taking NaturalUpholstery.com’s Beginner Chair Upholstery Class. He chose the ‘Mad Men’ office chair as his first project, and proceeded to disassemble and reassemble the entire frame:
Learn more about the Beginner Chair Upholstery Class here.
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