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Forum topic by Paul posted 06-04-2007 05:32 PM 1067 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2007 05:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: upholstery

Apparently there’s an unfulfilled niche for furniture repair in my community because the word is getting out that I repair furniture. Well anyway, I was approached at Lions Club about a furniture repair and perhaps some “recovering”. Well, I’ve done a little “recovering” on footstools and simple seat cushions, etc. So, I said, “I’ll take a look.”

Well, I came back from an out-of-town Saturday meeting to find four pieces of old victorian style parlor furniture stacked in my garage-shop.

The structural repairs needed are simple enough but I’m thinking I had better admit I’m over my head on the upholstery with buttons, fitted covers, and curved backs. The footstool, for example, is fitted and would require sewing to replicate the present cover. Yet, the upholstery work does interest me.

Anyone have a suggestion for a good book on the subject?

-- Paul, Kentucky

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#1 posted 06-04-2007 05:44 PM

Norm has done a couple of episodes of NYW devoted to upholstery, and he even got me interested! It you need the numbers I can try to find out, or you might check his website.

-- John

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