Essentials of Upholstery: A Fully Illustrated Textbook

Essentials of Upholstery: A Fully Illustrated Textbook
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Originally published in the 1920s, this classic textbook of upholstery supplies the directions necessary for producing a set of typical jobs. It begins with describing in detail the essential processes of the art of upholstery, then makes a practical application of these processes, and ends with giving interesting information about upholstery materials, their sources and manufacture. There are over 150 drawings and photographs throughout the book.

Contents Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Part I. Essential Processes
    • Upholstery Tools and Equipment
    • Processes
      • Amount and Location of Webbing
      • Tacking and Stretching Webbing
      • Number and Size of Springs
      • Placing and Fastening Springs
      • Tying Springs to Height
      • Tying Springs Crosswise
      • Crosstying Springs
      • Making a Spring Edge
      • Bending and Fastening Wire to Spring Edge
      • Attaching Burlap
      • Roll Edge on Wood
      • Stitched Edge
      • Stuffing with Muslin Cover
      • Planning and Cutting Covers
      • Machine Sewing of Covering
      • Putting on Covers
      • Cutting Covers for Corners and Making Pleats
      • Making Upholstery-Covered Buttons
      • Filling Cushions with a Machine
      • Filling Cushions by Hand
      • Gimping
      • Tufting
  • Part II. Typical Jobs
    • Pad Seat on a Wood Base
    • Pad Seat on a Stool
    • Upholstering an Open Structure
      • Saddle Shaped
      • Footstool with Cover Drawn Over Sides
      • Footstool with Border All Around
      • Footstool with Welted Top
      • Footstool with Gimp All Around
    • Saddle-Seat Pull-Up Chair
    • Spring Seat
    • High-Leg Chair
    • Sunburst Pillow
    • Sunburst Pillow with Border
    • Slumber Roll
    • Overstuffed Davenport
    • Upholstering a Box Spring
  • Part III. Materials: Their Sources and Manufacture
  • Appendix: Cloth Moths
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 172
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 47.4 MB
Product Code ESSOB6Z644