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Forum topic by pintodeluxe posted 09-27-2011 12:12 AM 1285 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2011 12:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: upholstery leather fabric dining chairs chairs

Has anyone found a good source for leather upholstry suitable for dining chairs? I read Kevin Rodel’s article and he referenced for leather. I called them, and to get 32 useable s.f. of leather would mean buying two 50 s.f. hides for a total cost of $1400. That is not including the batting, foam, muslin cloth and staples.

Needless to say I didn’t build by own dining chairs to spend that kind of money on upholstery materials.

I would greatly appreciate anyone who has found a good supplier of leather.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 09-27-2011 01:29 AM for faux leather (high quality fake leather). Incredible prices, great products, impeccable service. Sometimes have real leather, but the faux stuff is better to me and I’ve had both.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#2 posted 09-27-2011 04:29 AM

I used to get leather from my local Lazy Boy retailer in Florida. When chairs or sofas came in damages they would stip the leather and send the piece of furniture back to the factory. They were throwing out the leather and I managed to score some really nice leather from them for free. Just a thought but check your local furniture dealers. Best wishes.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 12:06 AM

I second that Tandy Leather suggestion. Many hides to choose from, and at various grades and price ranges.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 12:46 AM

Ebay. Get the aniline dyed stuff.

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#5 posted 09-29-2011 01:58 PM

I second Ebay! Or on OCCASION…Etsy.

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 05:40 PM

I have now found success at Tandy leather factory, as well a local motorcycle apparel manufacturer. Prices are much more reasonable than Dualoy.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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