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General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: Today at 03:02:59 PM »
Suzi, how'd you manage posting that (un)smiley?

General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: Today at 02:58:37 PM »
I would go member view as well. I like thumbnails that can be clicked for a larger image. Don't know if that helps the space issue.
Thank you Floyd,


General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: Today at 02:56:19 PM »
The black is hard to take a photo.
That front curve or arc is hard to sew. I've done well before but maybe it is the vinyl.
I will cut the foam just a little bigger up front in hope of filling up that arc a bit better.
Paul if you say the middle should be fine, I trust that. I don't know if I would want to risk glueing in case the seat takes on a different appearance than the others I've done.

General Discussion / Re: Steamer Trunk Repair
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:20:19 PM »
We've talked about 'upcycling' in the past here..

Well, 'junk shopping' is now a thing. I just saw a local post an ad of a stool that had been left outside, it looked, for years. Well, she sold it. Just like that.

Just a thought... even the smallest amount of work here and it could be sold.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:15:18 PM »
Really? It is better than the first, for sure. I just thought it felt a bit loose right in the middle and have been wondering if it will lead to puddling in the future.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:23:07 PM »
Salon seat #2.

Happy with the stitching. Happy with mostly the vinyl conforming to the shape. But should it be tighter? I am not sure what to do next.

General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:48:09 PM »
I understand that posting pictures direct can take up a lot of space.
I use google photos (drive) which I think is really invaluable as a way to document your work, for your own purposes.

What I then do is re-size the image to about 1/4 of original and make a permanent link with google. You have to check the box that allows others to view by sharing.

It is a bit cumbersome but at the end of the day the owner is providing a free way for us to collaborate, which I really am thankful for.

As far as the woodworking this is a great idea. I follow some workrooms on instagram in which they show custom-built pieces, like banquettes, that are then upholstered. They are absolutely beautiful. I think that is may be a rapidly expanding area for custom furniture upholsterers.
Myself I don't have the tools but that doesn't mean it's not valuable to me. Perhaps some of us could collaborate with furniture makers in our area.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Processed Leather
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:58:15 PM »
I have seen this stuff too. It may be ok to use - some time in the future, but not now.
Only thing I can add is I believe auto manufacturers use real leather. At last those luxury brands, and the reason I know is because I watched a documentary in which poor nations process it for cents, and is bought by the auto manufacturers.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:47:48 PM »
Interesting, Rich.
When i used the old cover as a template I didn't cut any extra for seam allowance, figuring it was stretched. So I probably ended up almost an inch smaller. Tomorrow I do number 2. Bit too late to change that but I will keep in mind as I go.

General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:46:47 PM »
I'm glad people are talking .
Back when I first started I'd come here and just read to gather information. I saw some names then that I don't see now.
Yes if anyone can contact these people then try to bring them back.
I also realize that some very experienced upholsterers may not have many questions. But share! I would enjoy seeing what everyone is doing.

General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:10:11 PM »
For me FB is the pita. As SteveA said, motormouths.

And, most people I've talked to are over FB for a variety of reasons.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:12:05 PM »

I have 4 of these. This is the first. This vinyl is the best grade, for schoolbuses etc. the lady at the shop said.

Overall I think it turned out pretty well. the improvement would be the curve at the front/boxing. That was tricky to sew. I tried pulling the vinyl different directions and making sure it was warm. But still it kind of puckered/bulged.

Only thing I can think of is maybe loosen the curve a bit, so it's a more relaxed arc.

I used 3" HR foam. So I think the owner will be quite happy with these. Originally the foam was o.k., but the vinyl was cheap and it cracked.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:49:38 PM »
Coming together. Paul mentioned once that most stretch of vinyl is across the roll.
With this is mind, does it make sense to orient the stretch across the seat , or front to back?

I did my first one front to back.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:44:54 PM »
Found plastic film under the vinyl. Think that was to help round the edges of the foam, or to prevent liquids from getting into the foam?
Or both?

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Competent
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:10:23 PM »
We will have to start a thread called "Silly mistakes" and hope no customers ever see them.

That is a good idea. I really doubt any customer comes here. Even if they did, it shows that you care enough about what you do to critique it.

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