If your old sofa looks as though it's on its last legs, don't be too quick to discard
it. Resourceful homeowners are discovering that many old pieces have a value
you can't buy today. And they are restoring them through re-upholstery. The
economics of re-upholstery works for them too. For dollars and cents it can be
one of todays best buys.
The Value Is In The Frame
If your old sofa (or chair) has a good frame, it's well worth re-upholstering. A
frame is the essential element in the structure and if it's solid, there is no point
going and buying a new one. So, what is in a good frame? One that is made of
hardwood, such as Oak, Alder or Maple. Hardwood is strong and has longevity. A
clue is its weight. Hardwood is heavy. That is why furniture salespeople will
often lift up one end of a sofa when showing it to a customer. They are
demonstrating the frames weight. And the frame is what your upholsterer can
The Art of Re-Upholstery
Building on your old frame (where you save big dollars)
the upholsterer re-ties the springs, puts in new webbing,
all new padding and fills and totally re-creates the sofa.
This is all hand work involving a high order of skills.
What you get back is a piece of furniture in the class
of custom made.
The Fabric Advantage
A significant advantage in reupholstering is fabric
selection. You choose from a practically panoramic range
of colors and textures. So you can find just about any
fabric, and any price to fit any decor.
Project of the month!
|This bench was beautifully custom crafted for our clients. It was very important to her that when it
came to being recovered, it would be given the same quality workmanship as when it was first
Body: Scalamandre, Pattern: 516MM-002, Color: Hepplewhite
Bolsters: Kravet, T30582-416 flat trim
Cord: JF Fabrics, Pattern: 86010, Color:72J4251 gem
Call us today to see what kind of custom project we can do for you!
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