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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tips for Reupholstering Furniture at Home

Quite often upholstered furniture is still in sound design and is recoverable. If a particular piece of furniture fits into your decor, or have sentimental value, it would be a shame to hide or throw away the furniture.

Reupholstering can bring new life to old furniture. Replacement of furniture is not cheap, where as the padding can save you about half the cost or more. If you can operate a sewing machine, chances are you are qualified to do the project yourself.

Start with a simple piece of furniture (a chair) before attempting to solve a big project with lots of tufting or cording. When you are satisfied with the simpler pieces, so you can switch to the majors.

You will need some basic tools before you start.

* Needle nose pliers

* Low recoil and upholstery staples

* Hammer

* Glue Gun

Now you are ready to begin the project.
Unscrew the base of the chair.
Using your needle nose pliers, pull the tacks or staples from the bottom, be careful not to tear the fabric.
Pulling the fabric of the base of the chair should be batting in the field.
Batting will be replaced at that time also.
Do not dispose the material from the chair. This is your template to use when cutting a new seat fabric.
This is a good time to clean the wooden structure.

Next measure your piece of fabric to see how much fabric will be required to reupholster all the chairs. Get your furniture and batting rolled. Batting comes in a large roll, so you have to know the amount you will need to complete the project.

Once you have all the materials, now is the time to cut an old piece of fabric model.

Go ahead and add the new batting to the chair. Using the stapler, remove the memory firmly through the wooden base of the chair. Staple the batting in one or two inches from the edge of the bottom. You do not want this stick that comes when you add the fabric on the top. Crush clips with a hammer until flush with the base.

Then place the fabric on the batting. Staple on one side of the fabric, now pull the fabric around as possible and staple the other side. Repeat the same procedure for the other two sides of the fabric.

After the sides are stapled, you must gradually work on the bottom. This is the hardest part of the project. The corners should be exploited in a way that shows no folds or wrinkles on the top. You want smooth looking over the finished project.

When the coating is made to take the gun so you can glue and nail into the edges of the fabric edge.

Finally, we will include the structure of the back seat. Take the screws that were previously off and return to base.


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