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Upholstery: A Complete Course: Revised Edition
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This revised and expanded edition of this classic text has now been produced in full colour throughout. Covering everything from traditional handwork to the latest industrial techniques this encyclopedic survey will be invaluable for all upholsterers. With almost 500 of Davids own meticulous drawings you cannot fail to produce professional results you'll be proud of. It's 320 pages cover a wealth of information including historical styles, restoration work, and projects, and an appendix describes valuable educational and training opportunities in the UK, and includes a list of trade associations and other relevant organisations.
A revised edition of a best-selling classic! Every aspect of traditional and modern upholstery is covered in this encyclopedic survey of techniques and materials. Explore the entire construction process, from choosing tools and materials and making a frame to stuffing, covering, and trimming. Hundreds of line drawings and a selection of full-color photographs guide both serious beginners and experienced upholsterers through basic skills and on to crafting more advanced pieces, including chairs, sofas, and ottomans. Information on historical styles and techniques will be particularly useful to restorers. Five fully illustrated projects, ranging from a simple seat cushion to a larger chair, provide the opportunity for hands-on application of the techniques presented.
“This massive compilation of facts, skills, techniques, designs, and insider advice tells you everything....Set up your own workshop with just a few tools, a staple gun, cloth, and foam cutters. Its practically enough information to make you a professional upholsterer!”—Decorating Country Style.
About the Author
A time-served joiner and turner, Keith Rowley took up woodturning full-time after retiring from the police force.
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