UPHOLSTERY DISCUSSION BOARD
HOW TO UPHOLSTER FORUM

Rostov Upholstery Supplies Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
June 24, 2018, 12:15:28 AM
How To Reupholster A Couch, Chair, Ottoman.
Recover Car And Boat Seats. DVDs
Foam Cutters $130+
1/2" and 3/8" crown staple guns- air and Maestri electric.
Upholstery Tools
Long Nose Staplers $124
Sunbrella Fabric     Complete line of Sunbrela fabrics. We also custom sew beautiful cushions from Sunbrella.
Custom Cushions     Custom cushions sewn at a high level of craftsmanship. Choose from fabrics and a range of quality foam.



: Check out CoachTrim's Advanced Leather Workshop and Basic Sewing Course on Suppliers Page
***Please click here www.facebook.com/upholster.upholstery and click "LIKE" for our UPHOLSTER Facebook business page (it will help me promote this free site)-Ken***



 
 EZ Foam Cutters with 240 volts and plugs for Australia, New Zealand and UK and EU.
SPECIAL 110V MODELS $130 (limited time!!) http://www.upholster.com/toolkits/Foam-cutter.html



+  My Community
|-+  General Upholstery Questions and Comments
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  Steamer Trunk Repair
« previous next »
: [1]
: Steamer Trunk Repair  ( 214 )
kodydog
YaBB God
*****

Karma: +3/-0
: 2899

North Central Florida


« : February 19, 2018, 11:54:17 AM »

We bought this steamer trunk from a customer. The bottom has damage from a leaky washing machine. The plywood is week. I am wondering what is the best way to fix it. I'm thinking about gluing a piece of lauan to it and painting the bottom black. Any better ideas?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hR1zceRvmeLYIpH03
« : February 19, 2018, 11:58:28 AM kodydog »

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html
SteveA
YaBB God
*****

Karma: +2/-0
: 1230


« #1 : February 19, 2018, 02:52:06 PM »

That sounds like the solution.  I see on the bottom the four edges with the nails are intact.  I would try to save that frame work and look while strengthening the base -
Imagine traveling from Europe - some carry on :)
SA
kodydog
YaBB God
*****

Karma: +3/-0
: 2899

North Central Florida


« #2 : February 19, 2018, 07:31:58 PM »

Thanks Steve, do you think I should attach the lauan to the inside or the outside. Keep in mind the plywood on the outside has many voids in it. These would have to be filled somehow, I think.
« : February 19, 2018, 07:34:51 PM kodydog »

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html
MinUph
YaBB God
*****

Karma: +2/-0
: 2065

Mainly furniture. Tarpon Springs Fl.


« #3 : February 19, 2018, 09:08:19 PM »

Kodydog,
  Why not fasten 3/8" or even 3/4" plywood inside and cover the exterior or just leave the outside alone if your not going to do anything with the rest of the exterior? If your going to redo outsides then recover the bottom. Lauan will do little to help bad wood. 1/4" would at least be better.

Paul
Minichillo's Upholstery
Website
65Buick
YaBB God
*****

Karma: +2/-0
: 533


« #4 : February 19, 2018, 09:20:19 PM »

We've talked about 'upcycling' in the past here..

Well, 'junk shopping' is now a thing. I just saw a local post an ad of a stool that had been left outside, it looked, for years. Well, she sold it. Just like that.

Just a thought... even the smallest amount of work here and it could be sold.
MinUph
YaBB God
*****

Karma: +2/-0
: 2065

Mainly furniture. Tarpon Springs Fl.


« #5 : February 19, 2018, 09:30:12 PM »

My mother-in-law's hope chest was left in the basement for years and had water damage to the lower section and the rest was all black, I mean black. It was a waterfall front and I knew what it had looked like it was a very early Lane. I refinished the upper section and the lower vinere, maybe 4" was beyond repair so I made some 1/4" panels shaped to the same shape and upholstered them with a nice tap and fastened them on. It looks beautiful again and my wife has it in our bedroom now. Full of memories. Old stuff is great especially when there is personal memories involved.

Paul
Minichillo's Upholstery
Website
kodydog
YaBB God
*****

Karma: +3/-0
: 2899

North Central Florida


« #6 : February 19, 2018, 10:32:25 PM »

This gives me some good ideas. Yes Mr 65, as little work as possible. I'm trying to keep the for sale price under $75. 3/8" plywood inside and a scrape piece of black vinyl underneath would finish it off.

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html
: [1]  
« previous next »
:  



Latex Mattress    Foam Order allows you to design your own latex mattress using layers of certified natural and organic components.
Organic Mattress     Foam Order makes a wonderful organic mattress using certified natural and organic components. Choose your own firmness.
SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines