The Upholsterer's Step-by-step Handbook reveals the techniques and tips of the upholstery trade in an easy to understand format. Fully illustrated throughout with informative illustrations and inspiring photography, this book will enable you to confidently create a statement piece of furniture for your home. Learn how to follow a technique-based approach to upholstery, from assessing the work involved and estimating your materials to planning your order of working to get professional results - whatever the size or scale of the project. Further information on the design of chairs and working with chair types enables you to work on any model of chair without limiting you to specific projects. Additional chapters include information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics and trimmings. Sections on simple woodworking techniques and on repairs and surface finishes ensure that this is the ultimate one-stop resource for the amateur upholsterer.
Alex Law has been working as an upholsterer since the late 1980s. He has followed the traditional path from apprentice, through journeyman and on to master upholsterer. Throughout his career Alex has worked in high-end craft workshops as well as developing a deeper understanding of the craft through teaching upholstery at London Metropolitan University alongside day-to-day bench work. He has been awarded recognition for this work from several trade organisations. He now runs the Kent School of Upholstery, based in Faversham, Kent, as well as designing and making collections of upholstery for various clients.
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Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
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Collins & Brown
500 illustrations and photographs
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