Thursday, March 28, 2013

18 inch Doll: Upholstered Chair

Upholstered Chair
 Part 1 : "CHAIR FRAME"

SHOPPING LIST: (You may have some of these pieces on-hand as SCRAP)
1 - 1x8@ 9" (for seat of chair)
1 - 1x6@ 7.25" (for back of chair)
2 - 1x3@ 6" (for arms of chair)
4 - knobs (to be used as feet on your chair)

Drill / counter-sink bit
2" screws
2 large clamps (to hold pieces while drilling)
tape measure / pencil
wood glue
small hand saw
120 Grit sand paper
wood putty to fill holes and knots
***Paint or stain to finish your piece (if desired)  ***I left mine unfinished because I was upholstering.

***If you have questions, see sofa posting for pictures on how to build chair:

1.  Cut out all of your pieces of wood to the sizes specified in the shopping list.  Sand all cut ends smooth.

2.  On your 1x8 chair seat, measure in 2 inches from each "cut" end, and 1.5" in from each side, and mark with lines at those points.

Now follow steps 3-17 on the Sofa-Build post:
PART 2: Upholstery-Batting

**Staple gun 
(I use a Power Shot because it's easier for women: 
**3/8" staples
**scissors (to cut batting)
**yard stick or tape measure (to measure batting)
**1 - package of Quilt-Light Batting (45"x60"-crib size, $10 - use a COUPON!)

Cut your batting into the following sizes:
1 @ 1.5" x 9" (front base edge)
2 @ 1.5" x 7" (left and right base edges)
1 @ 1.5" x 13" (top seat back edge)
6 @ 1.5" x 6" (left and right arms - ARMS - 3 on each arm for thickness)
4 @ 3" x 6" (for outsides of arms - 2 each arm)
4 @ 1.5" x 2.5" (for ends of arms - 2 each arm)
2 @ 6.5" x 7.5"w (over arms - cut out inside back corner)
4 @ 3" x 5" (inside of each arm)
4 @ 7.5" x 5.5" (for chair back rest padding: 3 on front, 1 on back)
1 @ 7.5" x 14" (over the back - start at base of front, OVER the back to base of back)

***Follow the instructions for "batting" in the sofa build found here:

PART 3: "Upholstery"

3/8" staples
staple gun
pencil or marker
scissors (to cut fabric)
yardstick or tape measure (to measure fabric)
4 - 2" screws (for attaching the arms to the sofa base)
fabric of your choice***, cut into the following measurements:
1 @ 11" x 15" (chair - over back)
1 @ 3" x 15" (front base edge)
2 @ 3" x 11" (left and right base edges)
2 @ 9" x 11" (over Left and Right arms)
2 @ 5" x 5" (ends of arms)
2 @ 9.5"w x 7"d (cushion top and bottom)
~~~You will notch this fabric on the front edges to create cushion "T". At 1.5" from front edge, cut IN 1.5" from sides:
1 @ 7.75"w x 2" (cushion back)
2 @ 6.25"w x 2" (cushion sides)
2 @ 2"x 2" (Notch out - back)
2 @ 1.5"x 2" (Notch out - ends)
1 @ 9.5" x 2" (cushion front edge)
***I suggest using a HEAVY- WEIGHT fabric (like those intended for upholstery) so that you won't having fraying edges later

***You will follow the steps listed in the Upholstered Sofa entry for tips on how to upholster this chair:

Please feel free to use these plans to build furniture, for sale or for pleasure, but please do not sell the PLANS as your "own".  Please also give credit to me and link back here!  I hope you enjoy them!!
***I am NOT LIABLE for any plans featured here. Please take every precaution and use your own discretion to make sure these toys are safe for children to play with them.

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