Upholstery Books & DVDs

Danish Tutorial

Detailed instructions on how to upholster a danish chair by Padgham Upholstery. A very helpful companion.  Learn how to choose foam densities, calculate dimensions, upholster cushion covers and more.


Rebuilding a Coil Spring Seat - DVD

Our own DVD covers the various steps and techniques of how to rebuild a coil sprung chair. Adrian and Dianne show you what you can recycle, upholstery techniques and how to use the tools.  Run time 46 minutes.


The Upholstery Bible

A long-standing favourite from Cherry Dobson. Perfect for the beginner upholsterer. Details a range of traditional and contemporary upholstery projects and processes.


Upholstery - A Complete Course

In this second revised edition David James provides an encyclopaedic guide to the techniques and materials involved in upholstery. The book covers everything from traditional handwork to the latest industrial techniques, giving a complete overview of the upholstery trade. Five step-by-step projects follow, to enable readers to put some of the techniques explained into practice. Almost 500 detailed line drawings created by the author illustrate every aspect covered in the text.


Beginner's Upholstery Techniques

This is the ideal book for the DIY or beginner upholsterer. Through very clear illustrations and instructions, David James guides you through all the basic techniques of upholstery. There are 12 step-by-step projects, including a sprung footstool, pouffe, bed headboard, four-fold screen, and multiple chairs from antique to modern style.