1. Very interesting! I have a few old chairs that need new ply bottoms and recovering. I really like the ‘foam compresser’. That’s a key step I didn’t realize was part of it. Nice work. Per usual, the excellent results speak for themselves!

    Merry Christmas!

    1. I am a teacher. I show your working methods to children. Many thanks for your operation!!!!
      Я учитель технологии. Показываю приемы Вашей работа детям. Огромное спасибо за Ваши мастерклассы!!!!!

  2. Cheers Paul and team, excellently produced videos showing easy to understand techniques ensuring quality results, thank you so much for all your efforts, greatly appreciated. Happy New Year to you all.

  3. Hello Paul, thank you for showing us how to upholster a chair with leather. But may I suggest some things.
    I have learnt that when you upholster with foam, you first cover the foam with a special netting. I don’t know the name in English, it looks like some sort of losely woven bandage, After that you cover the whole thing with a piece of coton and finally you put on the leather. This all is to prevent the leather to weare off the foam. And after you have finished to put on the leather, then you close the whole back with another piece of coton (usually black coton), so that you don’t see all the staplers and it looks neat.
    I love your video’s on woodworking and I learn a lot of it, thank you for being a teacher.

  4. Very nice .(Not to say like in the previous demos).
    It’s a good idea to have around a piece of magnet for the jammed staples.
    Leather is not cheap. The piece can be one inch shorter if a IInd person stretches -it with a wide pliers.

    The design (this) is missing something very important : a cup of some hot liquid thing -make-it a good tea , coffee, …It is very important in the stage of testing. I’d like to be the one who offers -it.
    … thanks , P.S. !

  5. as a wood worker and an upholsterer who enjoys the detail of fine work I would suggest two things: first I would add a layer of pure cotton batting over the foam which will help with the softness and stretch of leather over time and also prevent the sound of the air escaping from your vent holes. (sounds like a quiet fart if I must say). Second is that I would add a cover of dust cloth or cotton over the back side of leather to cover the staples….a little piece of detail that show the last piece of professionalism that your level of craftsmanship deserves.

  6. I enjoyed this video. Now upholstery doesn’t feel so intimidating for me. One question I have though is do the staples in the corner tails that you folded back scratch the corner braces of the chair and mark the wood?

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