Apparently it was beginner’s luck as I managed to strip my chair down in an hour and a half, something which can take weeks to do, depending on the number of staples.
It didn’t seem that hard and I was given the added bonus of finding a pair of gentlemen’s pants hiding inside the upholstery. I didn’t check if they were clean. Even the instructor was surprised!
I now have a frame and can start building next week.
So far so good!