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).
So 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