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Upholstery Tips & HintsTotal Hits - 190  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
You get the benefit of a professional’s accumulated knowledge, arranged alphabetically for easy reference, on canework; webbing; stuffing materials and techniques; pipings, buttons, tufts, and nails; fabrics and linings; gussets and gathers; and health and safety concerns. Inspirational and instructive anecdotes, plus traditional sayings from the business, provide a real insider’s view of the craft.
 
Take a hint from someone who spent most of his life in the furniture industry—in fact, take many, many tips! Make this essential little guide your practical companion, and any upholstering you do will go more smoothly and look better than it ever did before. You get the benefit of a professional's accumulated ideas and vast pool of knowledge, arranged alphabetically for easy reference, on canework and webbing; stuffing materials and techniques; pipings, buttons, tufts, and nails; fabrics and linings; gussets and gathers; and health and safety concerns. Inspirational and instructive anecdotes, traditional sayings from the business, and an insider's view of the craft offer a fascinating glimpse into upholstery's history and development, and how specialists ply their craft. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4. 176 Color Pages,146 Color Illustrations,230 B&W Illustrations
ISBN: 1861081685   Date Published on 6/20/2006
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Upholstery: A Complete Course: Revised Edition Total Hits - 228  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
“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. It’s practically enough information to make you a professional upholsterer!”—Decorating Country Style.
 
If you're looking for a step-by-step guide or a source-book, look elsewhere. This book is a general introduction to the history of upholstery, with general descriptions of traditional and modern upholstery techniques, of more value to those considering upholstering as a vocation or to the serious hobbyist than to the casual do-it-yourselfer.
ISBN: 1861081189   Date Published on 6/13/2006
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Upholstery: A Manual of Techniques Total Hits - 200  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Upholstery: A Manual of Techniques is designed as a comprehensive how-to manual for anyone with a stool, chair, or sofa to refurbish. Providing detailed instruction in the skills of all traditional approaches to upholstery-rushing, caning, stuffed, and sprung-this is an excellent introduction to techniques that can be applied to a huge range of projects and furniture. Featuring 160 color photos.

An experienced woodworker as well as a fine writer, O'Neill here introduces the art of upholstery. Structured around the restoration of smaller pieces, the text is comprehensive if thoroughly BritishDthat is, prices are in pound sterling and weights and measures are rendered in metric units first. Translation is possible, but the process takes some getting used to. The volume is also printed on heavy gloss paper, a delight to hold but difficult to read in certain light. The effort is worth it, though, as O'Neill's gentle, humor-filled prose is a joyous romp through a slow but important craft. In 15 chapters and two appendixes (with a short but adequate index), he covers the basics of the process of upholstery, divided by type of piece being recovered or restored. He also provides guidance on how to select pieces for refurbishing. Terms are explained and illustrated, as necessary, and processes are displayed in both color photographs and line drawings. The first appendix covers the steps in a given process and serves as touchpoint or review. Unfortunately, the second appendix, which lists sources for help and materials, is restricted to English books and supply sources, limiting its usefulness to an American audience. Still, this book is worth the hefty price of admission.DAlex Hartmann, INFOPHILE, Skokie, IL
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ISBN: 1861261403   Date Published on 6/22/2006
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Upholstery: A Practical Guide Total Hits - 149  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Upholstery: A Practical Guide
ISBN: 0004129121   Date Published on 6/22/2006
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UphosteryTotal Hits - 211  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Uphostery
ISBN: 185391455X   Date Published on 6/22/2006
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Use What You Have Decorating : Transform Your Home in One Hour With Ten Simple Design Principles UsiTotal Hits - 356  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (94)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorating your home doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Lauri Ward, seen on 'Oprah,' 'ABC Evening News,' and 'CBS This Morning,' brings you practical advice about putting your own furniture and accessories to work as you create a beautiful home environment. In Use What You Have Decorating, she has included lists of the top 10 decorating mistakes, where to go and what to look for when shopping for new furniture or accessories, and tips for new homeowners who must make old furniture work in new spaces.
ISBN: 0399144382   Date Published on 5/19/2006

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