Make Cushions For A Morris Chair: Steps And Items Needed

Steps And Items Needed To Make Cushions For A Morris Chair

The morris chairs are large, wooden chairs that are generally built with a design(mission-style). The morris chairs have a slanted wooden back with wide and large arms. These types of chairs will look almost embarrassing with the large wooden legs and have a hard seat. If you have one of these types of big chairs, and you didn't think that your chair needed cushions, then you've presumably changed your mind after sitting on it for a protracted period of time. You can also make some custom cushions for the morris chair and make it almost as comfortable as your recliner chair or sofa. If you want to make cushions for a morris chair then you need to collect all the given required items & follow the steps:

Things Needed

  1. Cardboard & Scissors
  2. 3/4-Inch Plywood & Jigsaw
  3. 1/4-Inch Plywood & Aerosol Contact Adhesive
  4. 2-Inch Upholstery Foam & 1-Inch Upholstery Foam
  5. Upholstery Fabric & Upholstery Staple Gun
  6. Upholstery Staples, 1/4-Inch Leg, 3/8-Inch Crown
  7. Drill/Driver & 3/16-Inch Drill Bit
  8. Wood Screws Betwixt 1 1/2 And 3 Inches Long

Steps For This Project

  • Firslty, you need to cut a piece of your cardboard that's slenderly bigger than your chair seat. Simply press it down into your seat, and then you need to draw around your areas where it's crimped or folded. Cut your cardboard with your scissors where you've drawn on it so that your cardboard fits comfortably in your seat betwixt the legs. Simply trim off 1/2 inch around the perimeter of your cardboard.
  • Now you need to place the piece of your cardboard on a piece of 3/4-inch plywood that's slender bigger than your cardboard. Cut out your plywood drawing with the help of a jigsaw.
  • The next thing is to measure the length and width of your chair back. Simply subtract 2 inches from both taken measurements, and then you need to cut a piece of your 1/4-inch plywood to that size using your table saw.
  • Now you need to place both pieces of your plywood on a flat surface. Spray your plywood with aerosol contact adhesive. Place 2-inch upholstery foam on your 3/4-inch plywood. Place your 1-inch foam on your 1/4-inch piece of plywood. Your foam should be slenderly bigger than your plywood on both pieces. Press your foam down with your hands to bond it to your plywood. Trim around the edges of the plywood using your jigsaw to cut your foam the same size as your plywood.
  • Place both pieces of plywood foam-side down on upholstery fabric. The fabric should be big enough to wrap over the edge of the plywood by at least three inches all the way around. Place a heavy object on the back of your plywood to compress it underneath.
  • Pull your fabric uptight from one corner of your plywood. Simply fold it over the edge of your plywood and then you need to shoot one staple into it by using your upholstery staple gun. Move to your corner crosswise across from it. Now you need to fold and shoot another staple. Do the other with 2 corners the same way. Pull your fabric up on the side, next you need to fold it and then simply shoot another staple.
  • Now you need to move from side-to-side on your cushions, by pulling and stapling until you've got staples spaced about 2 inches apart. Now you need to turn your cushions upright and check your fabric. If it's wrinkled anywhere, pull the wrinkles out, and then you need to staple your fabric.
  • Next you need to staple an uninterrupted row of your staples side-by-side to finish securing your fabric.
  • Place your seat cushion on your chair seat. Place the clamp on either side to secure your cushion to your seat. Now you need to turn your chair over. By using your drill/driver and 3/16-inch bit, drill four holes through with the framework of your chair to infiltrate into your plywood cushion. Place apportion-sized screws in your holes and then simply drive them in tight to secure your cushions to your chair.
  • Finally you need to repeat step 1 for your chair back, only drill through with the back in an appropriate place on your framework to install your screws.

Tips And Warning For This Process

  • Tip: The frame or build of your chairs may be different. Use your best or most convenient place to drill through when installing your plywood cushions. Lots of chairs have a crosswise block in all the 4 corners. If this is your case, try drilling up through with them.
  • Warning: You need to always remember that wear safety glasses and be cautious around the upholstery guns. The gun will shoot multiple staples fast.
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