So Simple Upholstery / Edition 1

So Simple Upholstery / Edition 1

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by Creative Homeowner Editors
     
 

Revive tired, worn, and threadbare furniture with these easy-to-follow lessons in upholstery. So Simple Upholstery offers clear, detailed advice and specially commissioned step-by-step photography that makes this subject accessible for even the newcomer. The book includes an introduction outlining the tools that readers need and explains how to successfully remove old… See more details below

Overview

Revive tired, worn, and threadbare furniture with these easy-to-follow lessons in upholstery. So Simple Upholstery offers clear, detailed advice and specially commissioned step-by-step photography that makes this subject accessible for even the newcomer. The book includes an introduction outlining the tools that readers need and explains how to successfully remove old material. From there, projects begin, ranging from a simple music stool to an elegant chaise lounge. Topics cover handling the practicalities of repairing innards, calculating new yardage, cutting pieces to fit properly, and achieving smooth coverage. The emphasis in this book is on practical household furniture - chairs, stools, sofas - as these pieces are used on a day-to-day basis. So Simple Upholstery encourages the reader to use the best materials and the most reliable techniques, so that furniture can enjoy a full and serviceable life!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580112383
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents



So Simple Upholstrery
 
Table of Contents


Introduction


Chapter One
The Many Shapes and Styles of Upholstered Furniture


Chapter Two
Basic Furniture Anatomy


Chapter Three
Fabric and Details
 
Chapter Four
Tools and Techniques


Chapter Five
Ten Projects:
1. Loose-cushion tuxedo-arm sofa with a box pleated skirt
2. Camelback sofa with a box border
3. Tufted ottoman with fringe
4. Exposed-frame chair with braid or welting
5. Wing chair with piping
6. Round-shouldered T-cushion club chair
7. Barrel chair with split arms and decorative nails
8. Chaise Longue with rolled inset panel arms and attached T-cushion
9. Dining chair with drop-in (slip) seat
10. Upholstered armless dining chair

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