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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Broyhill repairs.
« on: December 07, 2018, 05:40:28 AM »
On August 1, 2014, Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. went out of business as per its Chapter 11 liquidation filing under bankruptcy. ... Broyhill Furniture Industries sells its products through retail stores in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Lenoir, North Carolina.Aug 1, 2014

I wouldn't take that on myself. Like you said you will be responsible for both comfort and replacements.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:21:58 PM »
For leather and a corner like that I would trip as much as I possibly could everywhere I could as long as it didn't show. You can trim pretty close with leather and vinyl and it won't fray.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:33:43 AM »
  Leather adds another issue to Upholstery and that is thickness. I sometimes will try to explain to the client about this and ask if they would like nail trim on these areas. This way you can use 3/4" shank nails in the thick areas and they won't loosen up. But it is what it is. You will find ways to cutout the bulk of thickness as time goes on. Keep that in the back of your mind and when you have many thicknesses like that try and figure ways to cut as much away as possible. Even with some fabrics the bulk builds up like that.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:42:31 PM »
This business isn't as easy as it looks huh 65. Looks much better.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:08:14 PM »
In your last picture you could not have run the cardboard all the way to the edge. If you had you wouldn't be able to fold the leather like that. It is a little tricky to fold in in place but it is possible and helpful to use a regulator to help it fold in place.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:53:30 PM »
65 you can send that out like that. Read my last post and run the cardboard all the way over to the edge and fold that corner properly so you dont see the folded leather. If you can't get this right talk them into nails. Sorry but that just doesn't look good.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: November 26, 2018, 08:57:46 PM »
I run the cardboard tackstrip all the way into the top corner. Then snip the fabric towards the corner stopping maybe 1/16" before the edge so the flap will some out so I can attach the metal strip all the way to the top. It is a bit tricky to turn the strip but a regulator will help. Then align and hammer it home. The trick here is eliminate as much bulk as possible so the nail at the top of the metal strip will stay put. Figuring where to put the stip is pretty simple lay it on the edge tacks facing you and the inside edge is where it will end up when you spin it over after the fabric is on. Slack gets taken out using your trained eye on how much to pull the fabric if any over the nails before popping the nail through. Most times I will get the top nail in place move to the bottom with the strip where is needs to be and pull the fabric down and pop the bottom nail through then just fill in from top to bottom. Turn and hammer home. This takes practice so dont think it will happen right every time for awhile. Another trick is to use a leather mallet and one sharp blow on each nail will set it pretty much home and do very little damage to the fabric, vinyl, or leather with no need to use the plastic sleeves. I do use them on occasion but never use to.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: November 21, 2018, 04:19:51 PM »
Why do you have all that dacron around the edge like that? Try to kill all filling at the edge. A nice sharp clean edge is what I like. No bulk. I know many giys will rung the filling around the edge. It gets my goat LOL. You will be best with metal tack strip when closing. But kill the dacron, the welt cord on the band and as much vinyl as you can without showing any raw. You can kill a lot of bulk and it will lay flatter.

General Discussion / Re: Banquette cushions
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:06:19 PM »
Bankettes are ok. We have 267 corner bankettes to do 2 seats, 2 backs each. It will be fun.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 15, 2018, 06:12:56 PM »
YEa Gene's probably older than my dirt. I'm at 67.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:15:05 PM »
I have to say I believe more business is done because I accept cards. It is just an educated guess.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:34:42 PM »
I think it is tackier to hide the fee. As for the legality of the whole fee thing. I know years ago when I had online stores I had merchant account and it was against Visa / MC rules to charge a fee for card use. I think it has changed but am not privy to the rules or laws. I know it is OK to give a discount for cash or check so there are ways to get around this stuff.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:05:21 PM »
I use square, but the customer is told upfront, that the job will cost a additional 3% to cover fee. They all agree to it.

I know many people do his. But I don't. Our Dentist does both my wife and I feel it is tacky. I know some will say you have to recover the money spent but if I felt it made that much difference I wouldn't accept cards in the first place. No offence intended to those that charge the fee back to the customer. I just don't see it that way.

I see an upturn in business. September was a dead month but it always is. October has picked up and this week it has started to soar. I don't know if it will continue so I am leery of putting on help as of yet. I have been working on a large job that looks like a go but until I see a deposit and a PO I do nothing. I know we cannot compete with factory work. I never wanted to and never will. They are a breed of their own.

General Discussion / Re: Welt
« on: November 04, 2018, 04:25:38 PM »
I use fiber welt cord in everything sometimes a rare occasion I will use the plastic stuff in a boat. Not in vinyl but in fabric in a boat so it won't mold.

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