The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook: A Practical Reference (Hardcover)
Whether you're re-covering some simple dining chairs or restoring a family heirloom, this book contains all the tips and techniques you'll need to complete your upholstery project in an easy-to-understand format. The clear illustrations and inspiring photography throughout the book enables you to confidently create (or re-create) gorgeous statement pieces of furniture for your home. From assessing the work, to estimating your materials, to planning the order of work, you will learn how to follow a logical method to get the job done. Covering both traditional and modern techniques in great detail with step-by-step directions accompanied by clear illustrations, you will be able to achieve professional results no matter the size or scale of the project. Information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics, and trimmings available will help you build up your workshop, and sections on simple woodworking techniques, repairs, and surface finishes ensures that The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook by Alex Law is the ultimate one-stop reference for the amateur upholsterer.
About the Author
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 organizations. He now runs the Kent School of Upholstery, based in Faversham, Kent, as well as designing and making collections of upholstery for various clients. He lives in the U.K.