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 81 
 : February 20, 2018, 07:10:34 PM 
baileyuph - MinUph
  Years ago when furniture was built to last legs were a component of the fram members not a screwed on or added to the bottom of a piece of furniture. One hardwood rail comprised the frame member and the leg. Front and back. When a screw in leg is not tight it is going to fail. Any movement makes the matter worse. Just like a loose joint with a dowel any movement make the dowel make the hole larger as the movement moves. Put on top of all this the customer trying to fix anything and making matters worse because they use super glue or some other concoction that is uncalled for. but I digress.
  As for  the old hide glue failing. It last for like 50 years before it fails and is reusable. But the gluepot stinks so no-one wants to use it anymore.

 82 
 : February 20, 2018, 06:53:19 PM 
baileyuph - MinUph
Nano-Tex is one company becoming widely known for its nano-engineered fabrics that repel stains and control moisture levels in a way unheard of a very short time ago

 83 
 : February 20, 2018, 06:48:56 PM 
MinUph - MinUph
A thumbnail view would actually take up more space. A thumbnail is just a small version of the pic with a link to the full size one so it would be 2 images stored.
I'd like to know from the Admin if this is the reason or if it something else.

 84 
 : February 20, 2018, 05:31:01 PM 
baileyuph - baileyuph
What is Nanotex?  (sp?)  I see this label on a lot of fabric.  Is this just another processed synthetic?

Sometimes getting COM to work with is more efficient - in reality it comes down to the fabric quality

Doyle

 85 
 : February 20, 2018, 05:27:29 PM 
baileyuph - baileyuph
The point regarding leg damage from handling is prevalent.  Brand new furniture is seen with problems
after delivery.  There is hardware in the leg and mating hardware inside the frame.  The later is also
prone to damage and/or loss.  Not always an easy problem for some of the specific hardware is not always available at hardware.

So, the search goes on, often the customer is referred to the seller to order the hardware from - I guess
their supplier.  So, that takes time, frustrates the new owner and of course the repair people need
to get it fixed and move on.

The internal hardware is not always a tee-nut common in hardware, thread size on foreign made
furniture can be a little difficult to find locally.  Plus, installation is difficult, the upholstery is in the way
when trying to install the hardware the factory way - that is large staples are added before upholstery
goes on. Plus trying to use screws instead of staples is difficult when the upholstery and framing has
been assembled.

That's about par for the course on new furniture but an exception has been noted on the newest of
furniture frames.  What I am bringing up is that furniture has an internal receptacle (not a simple T- nut
with additional large staple ) which is affixed similar to a canvas eyelet - yes secured right on the
wood frame.  Now, imagine repairing one of these damaged from some cause!  It isn't easy because
invariably part of the wood is broken away which leads to really making a problem if the repair person
tries to revert back to a conventional T-nut.  There simply not enough wood left. 

The factory had a decent idea going to the compressed (like the eyelet mentioned above) but bigger
job exist when the wood is damaged.  Working space in the areas is tight even with the immediate
upholstery removed.

All said, the past days when legs were show wood incorporated into the frame during design/construction.

There is always something to learn in any profession!

Doyle

 86 
 : February 20, 2018, 03:02:59 PM 
MinUph - 65Buick
Suzi, how'd you manage posting that (un)smiley?

 87 
 : February 20, 2018, 02:58:37 PM 
MinUph - 65Buick
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,

Ian

 88 
 : February 20, 2018, 02:56:19 PM 
65Buick - 65Buick
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.

 89 
 : February 20, 2018, 10:53:02 AM 
baileyuph - SteveA
What ever the history, nature, style, etc - a major amount of repair work is due to loose or broken legs.  Even the ones that are meant to be detached for shipping somehow get left on and broken.  Another income source is from legs of furniture damaging door jams by delivery folks. 
Antique legs that were attached with hide glue frequently fail.  How many times you have to scrape off that crystalized glue before regluing on detached legs,
Think of how many repairs from dogs chewing the bottom of the legs - or folks who alter the height -  whatever the style or cost - legs seem to have problems from time to time and require repair -  customers always say to me when you have it in the shop for whatever's being done - check the legs -
SA

 90 
 : February 20, 2018, 09:36:18 AM 
baileyuph - kodydog
We do not sell fabric so this is a big deal with us. We suggest several places for fabric purchase and the first thing they ask is what type to look for. Occasionally a customer will ask about all natural fabric but these days it is hard to find a fabric that doesn't have some type of synthetics in it. Except for 100% cotton, linen, wool, or flax most fabrics have rayon, nylon or polyethylene in it. Even if they do find a 100% all natural fabric the dyes used for patterns are toxic and if that's not bad enough they spray it with fabric protectors and glue like backing that's also toxic. If its imported you can bet it is also fumigated. It would be hard to find a fabric that has no toxins of some kind in it.

I think the fraying problem has more to do with loose weave than content. Also the glue like backing was almost non-existent for a while. I think the mills learned their lesson and are using it more often now. I tell my customers to buy a fabric with a nice tight weave and to hold the fabric up to the light and see how much comes through.

There is no telling what the content of the stuff coming out of China is. They will give you a list but is it accurate? I tell my customers American made is best. We just finished a job with fabric from India. It had a small geometric pattern that changed size as we went up the bolt.

Another often asked question is clean ability. We tell them this is something they need to ask the sales person about. Of course most sales people haven't a clue and will tell them just about anything.

A big sore spot with me lately is Hobby Lobby and JoAnns rarely use tubes anymore. They just stuff it in a bag and send them on their way. This is okay with some fabrics but fabrics with a nap and vinyl's can be a problem. Vinyl's are another problem. Some coming across my cutting table lately are very thin and stretchy. One particular piece of white vinyl was very difficult to keep clean and get stains out. Almost like it wasn't sealed or something.

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