How To Recover A Wingback Chair (DIY Project Download)

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I hastily purchased this wing chair for a demonstration workshop I did last summer at the Haven Conference. I just went ahead and chalked the standard upholstery abbreviations on each piece before removing them. Easy upholstery. More tips to helping the dream of a wingback chair come to fruition. +173 JaclynRus. I found this wingback chair on Craigslist almost three years ago (right after we bought our house).

how to recover a wingback chair 2So far, we’ve covered how to reupholster the back, the seat and the arms of a traditional wingback chair. I finally remembered to get a picture of the finished wingback chairs! Neither my mom nor I do very much upholstering, so every time we tackle an upholstery project, we have to re-learn quite a bit, which means trial and error. Unusually tall, sculpted wing back. Narrow track arm over a loose box cushion. Square tapered legs. This is a versatile example of the wing chair form, neither too stuffy nor too specific.

Before reupholstering an entire chair, most people would start with a seat cushion. A chair with piping and a defined cushion (like a classic wingback chair) is for a more advanced craftsman.

Reupholstering A Wingback Chair Applying The Fabric

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How To Reupholster A Chair