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General Discussion / Re: Edge rolls
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:50:02 PM »
In all seriousness, reupholsterers have different rules that furniture manufacturers.

The nylon rope was red & white. It was cut at the store with a soldering iron.

It's a whole lot more solid than the rolled up paper and burlap of the original.

General Discussion / Re: Edge rolls
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:20:28 PM »
I ended up making an edge roll consisting of nylon rope & tissue welt all sandwiched in 1/4" foam and fabric.


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: What are we?
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:58:47 AM »
LOL! toe-tied. Now we're talkin.

General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:08:47 PM »

I don't believe it is that old. The backrest was formed using marshall springs, foam, and cotton.
Additionally, synthetic burlap was used for the coil spring base (seat) and for the backrest too.
I would estimate this piece is probably less than 30 years old.

General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:45:28 PM »
yikes. Is there a way you can use paint and draw on my image? That's a lot to digest. Got a little time though.

General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:55:35 PM »
I am fully aware that this piece will bring my upholstery to the next level.
I am pretty sure it was done quickly in a factory, and some of the buttons were loose. Hence the sloppy effect.
I think you are now understanding the nap issue. However, the seat is just a few inches shorter than the width of the fabric.
As you mentioned, the front apron is not.
I know this piece will probably aggravate me but I need it to improve my upholstery skills.
The spring tying and all that will take a few days before I'm even ready too cut fabric.

General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:06:40 PM »
Hi Kody,

This is the piece. I called it 'banana boat' but now that it's going to be blue I need a different name.

I understand what Paul is saying in terms of the nap. But in this instance I believe I will RR it. It will also be tufted.

I also was dumb and threw out the old decking. If I'm not mistaken it looks like I would tack underneath the front and then pull it to the back. I can see some very small pleats underneath the cushion.

I bought some supplies from Rostov and they're all here now so I can begin.

General Discussion / Re: Edge rolls
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:42:00 PM »
Steve I would have to agree.
I spent some time trying to replicate the old edge roll, thinking I would save a few dollars.

The rope they had at the store wasn't big enough; the overall size of the original is about 1 1/4"
I was able to sew cord in the there like it was to be hog ringed down to the edge of the springs.


General Discussion / Re: XL
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:42:30 PM »
I see fox edge is an edge roll. Asking about that in a new thread.

General Discussion / Edge rolls
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:35:34 PM »
I did search for this but I don't think a hot dog will suffice.

Cotton edgeroll: lousy
Poly edge roll: lousy

The one on the piece I am working on had compressed paper and then another layer of burlap, and hog ringed to the edge of the spring.

I found a guy on youtube who states that these don't hold up well - and I believe it.
He takes manila rope and then uses layers to get to the desired thickness.


What does everyone else do?

General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:36:01 AM »
Hmm. Either seam the IB or RR everything. Not the greatest of decisions but one I imagine comes up often.

Still have work to do before I begin cutting fabric.

What would you do? You would seam IB, Paul?

General Discussion / Re: Learn English
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:12:33 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:11:19 PM »
Well folks looks like supplies should arrive tomorrow. Got lots going on in my head as I think about how to approach this piece.

I think I'm set on the velvet nap issue as I don't want any seams on the IB. So really, everything else is based off that decision.

I'll probably have a few more questions as I go.
Assuming I run my nap side to side (RR) on the seat, would I do the same for the apron?
We had a discussion a while ago about this; the part of the frame directly in front of the seat.

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:08:10 PM »
I have learned firsthand that nerves do re-grow, albeit very slowly.
My accident has lifetime consequences. Sometimes it isn't even your tool, it's how you're doing it.

General Discussion / Re: Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:23:57 PM »

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