ANALYZING YOUR FURNITURE from Sunset Book's SIMPLY UPHOLSTERY
"No matter what the fine points of their design are, most chairs and sofas have an inner frame built of similar structural elements."
HOW TO UPHOLSTER A CHAIR, Part 1
(REUPHOLSTER A SOFA THE SAME WAY)
Learn to strip off the old fabric, take measurements and cut the new fabric.
HOW TO RECOVER A CHAIR OR SOFA, Part 2
SLIPCOVER A RECLINER---You gotta be kidding and other recliner info
MAKING SLIPCOVERS FOR DINING ROOM CHAIRS from Simply Slipcovers by Sunset Books
Learn To Work With Vinyl And Sew Channels. Recover all kinds of bench seats.HOW TO COVER DOOR PANELS
from Don Taylor's book AUTOMOTIVE UPHOLSTERY HANDBOOK
HOW TO MAKE SUNVISORS from Don Taylor and Ron "The Stitcher" Mangus' book CUSTOM AUTO INTERIORS. These guys really know their stuff.
from W. Lloyd Gheen's book UPHOLSTERY TECHNIQUES ILLUSTRATED.
CONSTRUCT AND PAD AN OTTOMAN FRAME Here's a great add on when selling an upholstery job-make several frames at one time and adjust their height to fit your customer's chair with different thicknesses of foam.
HOW TO UPHOLSTER AN OTTOMAN
Apply This Information To Recovering Boat Seats, Benches, Bar Stools, Boxed Dining Chairs, Etc. Learning one technique will help you cover many things.
Part 2-More About Ottomans-- Make a Tailored Skirt Learn to make a self-lined skirt. Takes a little more fabric but saves a lot of time.
HOW TO MAKE AN OTTOMAN OR FOOTSTOOL from Quick Fabric Decorating.
HOW TO MAKE A ROUND BOLSTER CUSHION including info on sewing other round cushions.
MAKE CUSHIONS FOR A WICKER CHAIR From Simply Pillows by the editors of Sunset Books
MAKE BED SIZE CUSHIONS (makes a great guest bed instead of a sofa bed or futon)
MAKE BULL-NOSED (waterfall) CUSHIONS from Don Casey's book CANVASWORK & SAIL REPAIR. Waterfall cushions have boxing on the sides but not the front.
YIPES STRIPES!---And plaids, patterns and other more difficult fabrics to work with.
HOW TO INSTALL AUTO HEADLINERS by Ron Fryer
HOW TO INSTALL PRE-CUT AND SEWN AUTO CARPET by Ron Fryer
HOW TO INSTALL MOLDED AUTO CARPETS by Ron Fryer
INSTALLING PRE-MADE CONVERTIBLE TOPS By Ron Fryer
BOAT CANVAS PROJECTS
Jim Grant's book THE COMPLETE CANVASWORKER'S GUIDE
HOW TO MAKE A HATCH DODGER from Karen Lipe's book THE BIG BOOK OF BOAT CANVAS
MAKE BULL-NOSED (waterfall) CUSHIONS from Don Casey's book CANVASWORK & SAIL REPAIR
MORE GOOD STUFF
HOW TO UPHOLSTER A CORNICE BOARD (window valance) from Seams To Be.
HOW TO CANE A CHAIR WITH PRE-WOVEN CANEby Rick Teeters. Here's a skill most upholstery shops don't offer.
REPAIRING LOOSE FURNITURE JOINTS from FURNITURE FINISHING by Sunset Books. You'll need to fix some wobbly frames now and then.
HOW TO WEAVE A RUSH FIBER SEAT By Clay Richmond. Here' another skill to add to your furniture refurbishing knowledge.
BUILDING AND UPHOLSTERING RESTAURANT BOOTHS by Mike. There's a lot of potential work to be had from restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops, theaters-leave a business card for the future.
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