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Messages - kodydog

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General Discussion / Re: Berkline bites the dust
« on: June 20, 2011, 10:31:35 PM »
Seriously! Your all telling me there's not one furniture store in your area you could recommend, or a manufacturer that builds a decent piece of furniture. That's a pretty sad state for the world wide furniture industry to be in. What if a country, any country took it upon them self to beef up there furniture industry, set the standard for the rest of the world, kinda like Japan did with cars 30 years ago, be the go to country when it comes to furniture. Think of the economics of being the world leader in the furniture industry.
Yeah well maybe I'm just a dreamer. Seems like every year I say they couldn't possibly build it any cheaper and every year they do.

General Discussion / Re: Berkline bites the dust
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:39:22 AM »
I'm just trying to come to grips with the fact that YOU got invited to a dinner party! :D

The truth is my wife was invited and I just tagged along. It was at a Mexican restaurant and when we got there I said I would buy the Margaritas so they let me stay. :P

General Discussion / Re: Berkline bites the dust
« on: June 19, 2011, 10:39:38 PM »
Went to a dinner party about 6 months back. Sitting across form me was a young man probably in his mid 20"s. We began chatting and I explained what I did for a living. He became very interested as he was decorating his apartment. He told me he was looking for a new sofa and what was the best brand. He said his old sofa was very cheep and not worth reupholstering. Because of his age I assumed his budget was sparse so I began my usual speech telling him, it'll be hard to find anything of quality for under $1000. He stopped me short and said he was planing to spend $2000 to $3000.

Now my question to you all is what would you have told him? Keep in mind this was out of state.

General Discussion / Re: Job Hunting
« on: June 18, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »
I was going to let this thread slide into oblivion but this company just posted an upholstery job. Check out the interiors on their motor coaches.


General Discussion / Re: Berkline bites the dust
« on: June 18, 2011, 09:12:20 AM »
Hate to see any American owned company go under. I always considered Berkline to be a tad better than other recliner manufacturers. There's so many furniture companies out there its hard for them to compete.

I think if the furniture companies don't start building more quality into their product we will see a lot more "biting the dust". Seems lately there have been problems with foam cores in seat cushions. I'm getting ready to replace all the foam on a sectional. It's only 9 months old. The company came out once already and replaced it (with the same type foam ?? ???).

 There's so much competition it forces furniture manufactures to keep their prices down, in turn building crappy products. And when a company like Burkline builds a slightly better product at a higher price you see what happens. The consumer, in the show room, can't tell the difference between quality and non-quality furniture. Usually all they go by is price.

 Mojo started a thread asking if there were any good manufacturers of furniture left. I didn't have time to respond then. Here's my top three.


 Of course coming from Hickory NC I'm partial to there furniture, sorry Highpoint.

General Discussion / Re: Worth Upholstering?
« on: June 18, 2011, 06:54:51 AM »
Love that 50's retro stuff. Very hot right now. Just finished two similar chairs for a med student. Did them in  a leather like vinyl. He and his wife were crazy happy with them. If I saw this chair at a thrift store or yard sale for $30 I'd get it for resale. Very easy to upholster. Nice lines.

General Discussion / Re: What I saw today.
« on: June 16, 2011, 01:45:05 PM »
Shiver me timbers she be lookin a worthy ship matey, Aye.

General Discussion / Re: Why didn't you guys tell me sooner?
« on: June 15, 2011, 07:26:40 PM »
Used to work with a fellow 20 years my senior. One day I was showing him my callous, the one you get on the back of your second thumb knuckle (maybe its just me). As I was showing him I said, this proves I'm a hard working upholsterer. He says all that proves is you don't sharpen your scissors enough. That always stuck with me and gave me incentive to keep them sharp.

General Discussion / Re: What would you charge?
« on: June 15, 2011, 08:12:36 AM »
I had a guy call tonight asking about chair repair. I told him my price.   He said they were only $39 chairs to begin with. 

Next, please!

 I love it when you go through all this and they ask, can you just come out and look at it. Like when I see it the price will go down, Like I don't have anything better to do.

Next please, indeed.

General Discussion / Re: The heat got me ......but it's done now
« on: June 14, 2011, 10:33:37 PM »
You need to get an indoor job Mike. :) Although I envy the great scenery you must enjoy. 8) Today's the first day I ran the AC all day long.

Great looking job.

General Discussion / Re: Kool!
« on: June 14, 2011, 08:26:42 AM »
Awesome! Those guys were having to much fun. I love destroying things.

General Discussion / Re: What would you charge?
« on: June 13, 2011, 11:59:12 AM »
I think you have the time close for a box cush with no T and no stripe. Including the time you already spent and more time you'll be spending interfacing with the customer.
As for price that can very greatly from region to region. Also a shop that's been around for 30 years and has a good reputation can charge more then a start-up that's struggling to find work.
You know what your shop fees are and should stick to it. Sometimes the customer will play the price game even though they already know which shop their going to use. Let them use the other shop and if the job comes out good then good for her. But if it doesn't you'll be hearing from her again.

General Discussion / Re: How to get glue overspray off of vinyl?
« on: June 12, 2011, 10:12:38 PM »
The nice thing about Goo Gone or denatured alcohol is it evaporates incredibly fast, giving less chance to do damage. Like Scotty said, if its just over spray on vinyl it should rub, pick or wipe off without solvent.   

General Discussion / Re: Is this a glue to help hold the buttons?
« on: June 12, 2011, 09:59:26 PM »
Elmers white glue or hot glue should work nicely.

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