Upholstery: A Beginners' Guide

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Guild of Master Craftsman, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 175 pages
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For the beginner inspired to renovate, update, or restore an existing piece of upholstery, this new and practical guide, by prominent author David James (Upholstery: A Complete Course, Upholstery: Techniques & Projects) is the essential color-illustrated reference. It contains everything a novice needs to know and covers all the basics: planning the project; buying equipment; selecting good-quality material, such as foams, animal hair, webbings, and twine; choosing the right fabrics and trimmings or making your own; removing old upholstery; and preparing new frames. Ten beautiful, fully-detailed projects, presented in order of difficulty, include a Mahogany Stool with a Drop-in Seat, small Edwardian Country-Style Armchair, 19th-century Walnut Writing Chair, Bed Headboard, Four-Fold Screen, and Balloon-Back Dining Chair.

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About the author (2004)

David James has spent much of his working life in the furniture industry. A certified member of the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers, he is the author of four highly successful books and two DVDs on upholstery techniques, including Stuffover Upholstery.

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