9781250049858

The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook A Practical Reference

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250049858

  • ISBN10:

    1250049857

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/10/2015
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Summary

Whether you're re-covering some simple dining chairs or restoring a family heirloom, this book contains all the tips and techniques you'll need to complete your upholstery project in an easy-to-understand format. The clear illustrations and inspiring photography throughout the book enables you to confidently create (or re-create) gorgeous statement pieces of furniture for your home. From assessing the work, to estimating your materials, to planning the order of work, you will learn how to follow a logical method to get the job done. Covering both traditional and modern techniques in great detail with step-by-step directions accompanied by clear illustrations, you will be able to achieve professional results no matter the size or scale of the project. Information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics, and trimmings available will help you build up your workshop, and sections on simple woodworking techniques, repairs, and surface finishes ensures that The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook by Alex Law is the ultimate one-stop reference for the amateur upholsterer.

Author Biography

ALEX LAW is a qualified professional upholsterer. Having worked throughout the world, he now runs his own business in Kent and has been lead tutor in the Advanced Upholstery Section of London Metropolitan University (previously named the London School of Furniture) since 2003 where he has developed a program to meet the changing needs of the creative side of the industry. Alex lives in the U.K.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Tools, tacks and materials
Chapter 2: Before you start
Chapter 3: The upholstery process, step by step
Chapter 4: The finishing touches
Chapter 5: Blueprints
Chapter 6: Gallery

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