Synopses & Reviews
Revive tired, worn, and threadbare furniture with these easy-to-follow lessons in upholstery. So Simple Upholstery offers clear, detailed advice and specially commissioned step-by-step photography that makes this subject accessible for even the newcomer. The book includes an introduction outlining the tools that readers need and explains how to successfully remove old material. From there, projects begin, ranging from a simple music stool to an elegant chaise lounge. Topics cover handling the practicalities of repairing innards, calculating new yardage, cutting pieces to fit properly, and achieving smooth coverage. The emphasis in this book is on practical household furniture - chairs, stools, sofas - as these pieces are used on a day-to-day basis. So Simple Upholstery encourages the reader to use the best materials and the most reliable techniques, so that furniture can enjoy a full and serviceable life!
Offers clear, detailed advice and specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that makes reviving tired, worn, and threadbare furniture easy for even the newcomer. 300 color photos.
Table of Contents
So Simple Upholstrery Table of Contents
Chapter OneThe Many Shapes and Styles of Upholstered Furniture
Chapter TwoBasic Furniture Anatomy
Chapter ThreeFabric and Details Chapter FourTools and Techniques
Chapter FiveTen Projects: 1. Loose-cushion tuxedo-arm sofa with a box pleated skirt 2. Camelback sofa with a box border 3. Tufted ottoman with fringe 4. Exposed-frame chair with braid or welting 5. Wing chair with piping 6. Round-shouldered T-cushion club chair 7. Barrel chair with split arms and decorative nails 8. Chaise Longue with rolled inset panel arms and attached T-cushion 9. Dining chair with drop-in (slip) seat 10. Upholstered armless dining chair