Rocking Chair: Episode 13

Rocking Chair 13

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This episode shows you how to upholster the seat. Paul starts with the corner bracing which supports the seat. Then the plywood base is cut to size and fitted leaving 1/16” (1.5mm) around the edge for the leather, then boring the air holes. The foam and leather are cut to size with a sharp knife, then the foam is compressed in order to stretch and staple the leather in place.


  1. garyprott on 29 December 2016 at 5:09 am

    Another great job of showing how to do something the easiest way possible. Thanks Paul and crew. You guys are amazing.

  2. joeleonetti on 31 December 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Enjoyed the video. Was the knife you used to cut the foam serrated (looked like it might be)? If so, how do you sharpen it?

  3. kenh on 31 December 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Great project. Enjoyed learning so much. The upholstery lesson was especially helpful to me for my current project. As always, I learned a lot from you. Thanks so much.

  4. Thérèse Corthay on 1 January 2017 at 10:33 am

    Cher Monsieur Sellers

    Mille mercis pour votre philosophie de vie. J’adore vous écouter.

    I wish you a Happy New Year.


  5. joshuashebert on 3 January 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Just FYI, an electric knife works great on foam like this.

  6. Luiz Mattos on 5 January 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Pls, which are the recommended dimensions for the brace corner and seat plywood thickness? Thks

  7. knightlylad on 6 January 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you for the lesson.

  8. natehawes on 11 April 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Can you tell me what type and density of foam you used?

  9. Austin Conner on 9 January 2020 at 9:48 pm

    What is this style of foam called and where does one purchase it?

    I’m located in Texas, USA for reference.

    Thank you

    • Izzy Berger on 10 January 2020 at 4:07 pm


      Thanks for your comment. Paul says:

      I would just call it an upholstery foam. You could probably get it from Hobby Lobby or Crafts Etc.

      Kind Regards,

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