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Messages - west coast

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General Discussion / Re: What Would You Do ??
February 05, 2013, 01:38:29 am
I love upholstered furniture as well and like kodydog would not want to do anything else. 12 years ago I took on a partner that nearly destroyed me financially and mentally. I have since remedied that problem but with only 7 years to go till retirement and 40 years in the biz theres not much time to recover now. The only thing I would change I guess is the partner issue everything else has been great.
Sure wish I had invented the pet rock though.
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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: La-Z-Boy Sales
February 01, 2013, 05:59:14 am
Don`t know if you are seeing it in LZB product down there but up here the plywood has been replaced by particle board. This should be good for business.
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General Discussion / Re: New shop , getting there.
January 31, 2013, 04:00:46 am
Holy smokes thats a big shop.Those floors slippery when they get wet?
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General Discussion / Re: Hand Pain
January 31, 2013, 03:58:02 am
Glucosamine for me. With arthritis rearing its ugly head and living on the wet coast old arthur is pretty common. I have it in my hands and upper spine so daily doses of glucosamine in tablet form keeps most of the stiffness and pain at bay but its only a stop gap I bet sooner or later there will be days where the old tools will stay cold and dark. Perhaps 3 months or so in Arizona will help, doctors note please!
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The "JUNK" Room / Re: Italian love seat and sofa
January 29, 2013, 04:51:16 am
Looks like Natuzzi, fixed tons of them
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General Discussion / Re: Price for a cushion cover
January 29, 2013, 04:43:34 am
i completely understand the need for some diplomacy in dealing with clueless customers but unfortunately for many that I get now I`ve been worn out by them and they get a complete history of my frustration with cheap offshore junk and the willingness by most people to buy it. When I get people wanting me to recover their leather sofa in new leather because it rotted in 3 years and they are astounded that I can`t do it for the 800 bucks they paid originally I kind of go bonkers a wee bit. Basically most people have no clue and I will include designers in that group.
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General Discussion / Re: new digs
January 29, 2013, 02:09:46 am
Nice work space! I really like the big tables
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My dear wife still likes to take the paper on the weekends for the tv listing section and flyers but I find all my news online and barely read any delivered paper. What I am finding now though is any online newspaper that i care to read has installed press pass and will only allow a certain amount of free articles to be read and then they want to charge you for articles that with a minimal amount of effort can be found freely all around the net. I suspect its the last gasp of a once very profitable business, Craigslist and the Free used sites are what have really kicked the heck out of the paper business as those classifieds were the real cash cow next to the advertising. I use the free sites for advertising as well as selling used goods etc.
I guess I am as much of the problem as anything but in this day and age to pay hard earned coin for info that is freely available  seems silly. It was not that many years ago I absolutely had to read my paper with breakfast and heaven help the paperboy if it was not on my doorstep by 530 in the morning.
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General Discussion / Re: Rent, own or work at home
January 06, 2013, 10:31:26 pm
When business started to slow a few years back that 5 grand right off the hop was a pretty big chunk of change to come up with so a move to the house was the answer. Glad to be here and it sure takes a lot of pressure off.
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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: take a look please
January 05, 2013, 04:38:47 pm
The other guys have great suggestions I went for the eye candy! Great looking tops and upholstery work congrats.
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General Discussion / Re: Last big job of the year
December 31, 2012, 04:10:38 pm
Thanks very much. Yes the whole job was from scratch, they gave me pictures of what they wanted and ta da .
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General Discussion / Re: Auld Lang Syne
December 31, 2012, 05:33:34 am
Happy New year to all !!!!!
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General Discussion / Last big job of the year
December 31, 2012, 12:02:40 am
This was the last big one of the year. Two loveseats two chairs a window seat, toss pillows all brand new phew nice order to get but glad its gone. I hope Santa got to sit and have a cookie and a drink on this stuff we did get it there on time for him[/URL]



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The boss put you in a lousy spot tell the kid to ask the boss what was in the envelope and see what happens.
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General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas to all
December 23, 2012, 02:39:00 am
Merry Christmas to all !!!! the works all done its time to relax and yes i will have one for you.
Cheers and all the best in the new year