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General Discussion / Re: Nightmare
« on: January 01, 2019, 09:47:44 PM »
Some jobs just test your patience and are money pits.  The decorator will make it up to me on the next job - she's good that way but once I gave a price I had to stick to it.

Been there done that, stick to your price and make up for it later. The most important thing is the quality of the work. The decorator will never be able to complain on a job done right.

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year
« on: January 01, 2019, 09:10:06 PM »
This forum has gone completely off the rails. Looking forward to 2019. Happy New Years, hope yours is as good as the last.

General Discussion / Taking an extended Christmas Vacation
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
This is really weird. Rose posted a Merry Christmas on our Facebook business page. Some dude with an Islamic name and from Great Britton was offended. He stated that our beliefs on a public page should be kept private. It doesn't take much to offend people these days. Rose deleted and blocked him. We have no idea who he is or why he was on our page.

On a much lighter note we are just back from 6 day of rest and relaxation. Good fishing at the cabin in St Augustine.

Tomorrow Rose and I and the two dogs head to Tallahassee to bring in the new year with mom.

Happy New Year Y'all.


24 Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Okay so back to furniture repair. I have asked myself this question many times. And I have noticed if you keep the lid pushed down it will not clog. Neat.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Online Sales
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:32:25 AM »
The times are changing and the things people buy on line amaze me. Clothing for instance, how can you buy shoes, shirts or pants without trying them on first.

Would you buy a $230 k house on line. My neighbor and good friend put their house on the market. A month later the realtor told him she has a buyer from California who wants to buy the house sight unseen. The realtor took a video inside and out and sent it to the buyer. He signed the contract through e-mail and sent back a $1500 deposit. My friend moved out and rented an apartment, he retires in 9 months. The buyer got a no money down loan from the VA. When it came time to close the buyer stalled. The buyer ended up driving to Florida for the closing. When the buyer saw the house he decided he didn't like it and walked away, giving up his deposit.

For some folks shopping on line is a way of life. I guess the mentality is if you don't like it you can dispute it, send it back or like my friends house just walk away.

I try and not post a lot of jokes...

If memory serves me you were the original founder of Friday Funny. Therefore I hold you fully responsible for Steve's off color joke's.

But seriously what happened to the good old days when someone was offended by an off color joke they would fire off an equally offensive joke aimed at the poster.

General Discussion / Re: Winding Down
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:34:32 PM »
Winding down. Delivered two chairs today and that will round out the year. Tomorrow we are heading to St Augustine to celebrate Christmas, do a little fishing and decompress. Plenty of work lined up for next year.

Wishing everyone a joyous Christmas and a Happy New year. Cheers Y'all.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:20:16 PM »
Best wishes for a happy new year.

On my morning walk today I found a penny. 15 minutes later I found a quarter. What other country can you find money just laying in the street?

Snowballs, now that's funny. I'm sure Steve did not make a snow man. I think he is trying to inject a little humor into this politically correct world. What would Jesus think? We all need to love one another, even if we disagree with them.

Being from Florida I'm not sure what is worse, snowballs or sandyballs.

General Discussion / Re: Dining Room Chairs Progressing Nicely
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:12:51 AM »
A quilt out of crown royal bags!. That's a lot of whisky. And the expensive stuff too. I'm sure you enjoyed it though. :o

General Discussion / Re: Techniques to accomplish cushion crown
« on: December 16, 2018, 12:18:19 PM »
Most customers get glossy eyed when I start explaining all the options when it comes to cushion design and comfort. In the end they usually say, you're the expert you decide. Every once in a while we do get a customer who wants a certain look and softness.

My experience is the super soft foam stuffed into an undersized boxing is usually found on cheaper furniture. The wing chair we just finished is an example. When the customer brought it to us it was a wreck. The casing was twisted, the seam was ripped and it was badly worn. The 6" foam was super soft and stuffed into a 4-1/2" casing with no dacron. When I sat in it I hit bottom and it was very uncomfortable. Rose suggested new foam wrapped with dacron. The customer was very sentimental and did not want to change a thing. So the challenge was how to make this cushion look good when working with a poor design to begin with. The first stuffing attempt was a failure. I hate stuffing foam that has no dacron and this thing came out full of bumps, lumps and puckers. I tried my best to stuff little pieces of cotton to fill the voids but it went from looking bad to looking worse. Finally I removed the foam and wrapped it with dacron, problem solved.

Conclusion is we always try to give the customer what they want but sometimes their wishes need to be overruled to save our sanity. 

General Discussion / Re: Batting width
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:49:54 AM »
On those bench cushions I tend to go for the flat look. This is my own personal preference. If I decide to use dacron to help fill out the cushion I split the dacron. Generally on foam I add 1/2" all around for push but I can see your concern with the walls on each side. In this case 1/2" overall should work.

You're saying the cushion is 21" front to back and you would like to wrap the dacron completely around. Its nice to keep a roll of the wider stuff just for this purpose. But if you are short on storage space or aren't making an order soon there are two things you can do. You can simply add a later to the top and bottom without wrapping it all the way around. Usually this will give you a good look. On those jobs where is has to wrap all the way around and I'm out of the wide stuff, I will glue a layer to one side. And on the other side I will wrap it all around the front so it meets at the top edge. I have tried joining the two layers of dacron in the middle of the front edge but once the cushion is stuffed I can always feel a little lump where the dacron is joined. I have also had another problem joining them on the front edge and that is after time the dacron tends to sag and bunch up on the front of the cushion.

When you are butting two pieces of dacron together be sure to spray those two ends with glue. Let it dry a little and then pinch them together. Its a messy job but this will give you a joint that will never come apart.

General Discussion / Re: Wing chair is a wreck.
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:07:14 AM »
Thanks folks, those front Queen Ann legs are plastic and looked really bad. I lightly sanded them with steel wool and sprayed them with lacquer. They look like new now.

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