For the beginner inspired to renovate, update, or restore an existing piece of upholstery, this new and practical guide, by prominent author David James Upholstery A Complete Course, Upholstery Techniques Projects is the essential color illustrated reference It contains everything a novice needs to know and covers all the basics planning the project buying equipment selecting good quality material, such as foams, animal hair, webbings, and twine choosing the right fabrics and trimmings or making your own removing old upholstery and preparing new frames Ten beautiful, fully detailed projects, presented in order of difficulty, include a Mahogany Stool with a Drop in Seat, small Edwardian Country Style Armchair, 19th century Walnut Writing Chair, Bed Headboard, Four Fold Screen, and Balloon Back Dining Chair....
|Title||:||Upholstery: A Beginners' Guide|
|Publisher||:||Guild of Master Craftsman September 1, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|File Size||:||880 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Upholstery: A Beginners' Guide Reviews
I bought this book ages ago with plans to re-upholster 4 Queen Anne chairs. Now that I finally have the time for the project, I've reviewed the book & discovered that, although this is a very informative & detailed book, it seems to be for people who are planning to upholster antiques and/or fine furniture with the best of materials.
A really good book on the subject. While none of the books can cover every single situation that you may encounter they try to give general information on how to approach the things you're most likely to encounter. This book is no exception. It is well written, well presented, and easy to reference.
The perfect book to begin learning how to upholster furniture. Get an old chair to practice on and you'll become proficient by the time you're finished with the job.
This is a really great book -- a sort of shortened version of his "Upholstery: A Complete Course". I think this is by far the best book for people who are interested in learning upholstery. It is superior to Singer's "Upholstery Basics" and makes Sunset's "Simply Upholstery," truly simplistic. They pale in comparison. All of David James' books are great -- very thorough and well written. There is an obvious difference in books that are written by those who love the craft and those that are simply informative. If videos were offered of what David James teaches in his books, it would be like having your very own private upholstery lessons!
Handy quick reference
Book did not contain specific importance of pattern repeats and the need to know the pattern repeat and account for it when purchasing fabric in order to have sufficient fabric for the project. It did not clearly state where the pattern repeat should match.
Not as much info as I wanted
Just what I really says great book