Upholstery: The Complete Guide to Professional Results
Traditional upholstery skills are still much in demand for both new furniture and for refurbishing treasured antiques. And this extensively illustrated hands-on guide teaches would-be professionals all the crucial techniques they need to have a successful career. It begins with an overview of the required tools and how to use them, and explains the fundamentals of internal spring and suspension systems, fillings and stuffings, fabrics, and other supporting mechanisms. Novice upholsterers can test their new abilities on seven attractive projects, including a stuffed and stitched dining chair, modern deep-buttoned stool, charming child's chair, day bed, and more. Each step is shown in full color photographs, from preparing the frame and attaching the webbing to applying foam or felt and adding pleats, knots, trim, and adornments.
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Applying springs and spring units
PROJECTS project i Stuffed and stitched dining chair
Victorian nursing chair
Modern deepbuttoned stool
achieve allow amount of fabric applied approximately attached back rail blind stitch bottom panel Bottoming cloth bridal calico centre chair clip clove hitch construction CORNER PLEATS correct position correctly corridors cover curved cushion day bed diagonally ensure facing fibre finish fix the fabric foam fold frame front rail furniture gimp glue headboard hessian horizontal improved tacks jute laid cord lashing laths layer layout length London Metropolitan University machine material method modern needle notch nursing chair outer edge pattern permanently tack piece of fabric piping placed plywood prevent pulling remove Ripping chisel rubberised hair scrim scroll seat rail serpentine springs sewing shape show wood side skin wadding slightly slip knot spring unit staple gun Staple remover stuffing Tailor's chalk temporary tack tension thread top fabric top panel top stitches trim underside upholstered Upholstery hammer vertical weft width wire woven zip border