E. R. Schroeder's Custom Furniture Upholstering
Used 3/4 *1 1/4 * 15 inch long hard wood rail.
#1: Cut top piece 2 by 1 1/4, Drilled a 5/16 hole 1/2 inch through the end of the piece.
#2: Cut middle 7 by 1 1/4 inch. Drilled a 5/16 hole 1/2 inch through the top end of the piece
and cut a relief slot down the middle of it 3 inches. Then 1 1/2 inch on the slotted side end,
drilled a 5/16 inch hole through the side and inserted a 5/16 inch tee nut with a 5/16 inch
machine bolt though that hole and turned the bolt in to the tee nut to tighten the pencil when
all is assembled. Now 5 inches from the slotted end in the center of the board drill a 1/4 inch
hole and insert a 1/4 inch dowel pin with 3/4 inch exposed. This dowel pin will keep the tool
#3: Cut bottom board 6 inch long, use a 1/4 inch router to cut a slot as in the picture and
round the end as in the picture. cutting this end will allow you to get into tight corners
when marking a frame a or dinette seat bottom.
When I have 4 or more dinette seats to upholster, I make one pattern fit exactly, then mark the bottom fabric as I did
to the wood frame (leaving 1 inch over the seat frame edge). I then remove the pattern and cut on the marked
line, when installing the covers there is not any measurements to be made just line the edge of the fabric on the line
drawn on the bottom of the seat and staple it, all the seats covers will match exactly.