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Basic upholstery – full day

Upholstery

Basic upholstery – full day

Basic upholstery – strip, pad, restore & upholster a dining chair – full day

Day class for beginners

Learn to strip, pad, and cover a dining chair and make minor repairs. Work on your own chair with David’s guidance while he demonstrates techniques.

Please bring your own dining chair.  During this class, David will show restoration and upholstery techniques and you work on your own chair under supervision and guidance.

  • Learn how to strip, pad, and cover
  • Learn how to make minor repairs
  • Learn how to use upholstery tools and materials
  • Refinishing techniques discussed

What is the difference between this and the half-day class?

With the half-day class, you bring your own dining chair or if you wish David can provide you with a seat to work on. The half-day class is for removable Slip Seats only and no repair work is done, only the strip and re-cover of the slip seat.

This full-day class is a full on (dismantle if necessary) repair shop style of class, repairing broken joints and reassembly.

Recovering chairs with non-removable seats i.e. webbing that is attached to the frame, new foam, wadding, fabric and applying gimp (trim) and or upholstery nails.

Not all chairs require all of the above but they require more time and effort than is allowed for in a half-day session.

What do we need to bring?

  • A dining chair to work on

If you wish to replace the fabric or foam components of your chair:

  • FABRIC – HALF A SQUARE METRE FOR A STANDARD SIZE DINING CHAIR
  • FOAM 450 X 450 IN SIZE EITHER 25MM OR 50MM THICK DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE
  • CALICO, DACRON, COTTON WADDING OR POLYESTER LINING TO COVER THE FOAM
  • NEW WEBBING (IF THE CHAIR IS WEBBED AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED) we always recommend replacing the webbing at this stage.

WE STOCK THE ABOVE ITEMS (APART FROM THE FABRIC WHICH WILL BE YOUR CHOICE) THEY CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN.

Please see the price list below…

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50MM (2″) THICK UPHOLSTERY FOAM (45CM X 45CM)      £ 20

Bottom dust sheet                                                                                     £3

Please contact david@greatbritishwoodshop.co.uk for further information.

General information for your visit.

Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work, sensible shoes, and your own lunch. There is a local shop nearby if you wish to buy lunch or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee is provided at lunch.

If you have some of your own tools and would like to learn how to use them properly, then you are welcome to bring them and use them on the course. We have a fully equipped workshop so there is no need to bring anything, but some students like to bring their own.

COURSE INFO

Starts: 09:30 AM
Ends: 05:00 PM

Location: Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6JH

Day class for beginners. Repair Shop style of restoring your chair. Learn to strip, pad, and cover a dining chair and make minor repairs.

Ticket Information

Basic upholstery - full day - 18th September - 9.30am to 5.00pm
£150.00
Basic upholstery - full day - 13th August - 9.30am to 5.00pm
£150.00
Basic upholstery - full day - 28th September - 9.30am to 5.00pm
£150.00

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PREVIOUS ATTENDEE

REVIEWS

"As a lover of all things arts and crafts, I was very excited to find a woodwork company that offered day classes, rather than courses, relatively locally. The course I attended was run by David, who seems to be a master in pretty much everything and an all-round fascinating man. Nearly eight hours in the workshop flew by and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. What a workshop!!! There are many courses covering a wide variety of topics from plumbing to making a deck chair; I attended the full day upholstery class. In addition to coming home with a wonderfully revamped kitchen chair, I learnt so much from David, just chatting to him about woodwork and tools. The Great British Woodshop really is great. Fantastic in fact. I highly recommend them and in actual fact have booked on my next project!"
Leanne O'Neill
Basic upholstery – full day
"David is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. A very enjoyable day with fabulous final results and a chair I am delighted to own."
Ruth
Basic upholstery – full day
"David is a font of knowledge, whilst making everything understandable and easy to follow. Very interactive, fun and enjoyable. I learnt lots and will be booking more courses with him"
Tracy Williams
Basic upholstery – full day