In this second revised edition of Upholstery: A Complete Course, David James provides an encyclopedic guide to the techniques and materials involved in upholstery. The book covers everything from traditional handwork to the latest industrial techniques, giving a complete overview of the upholstery trade.
The 5 step-by-step projects included allow even unskilled first-timers to put the book’s key techniques into practice, and professional advice on how to price materials will get any budding upholsterer off to a great start. Almost 500 detailed line drawings created by the author illustrate every aspect covered in the text. This new edition includes an updated bibliography and contacts section to ensure its relevance and upholstery terms have been added.
Here’s what you’ll get in this complete guide:
- - A comprehensive guide to the craft, appealing to all levels of ability.
- - A view of the history and development of upholstery, through the tools, materials, and techniques, both traditional and modern, and including frame-making.
- - Five projects with step-by-step photographs.
- - Beautiful line drawings throughout.
The wealth of material about historical styles and techniques is perfect for those seeking knowledge and a terrific resource for professional restorers. Whether you are new to the craft or serious about upholstery restoration, this book is the essential reference guide.
About the Author:
David James has worked in upholstery since leaving school. He teaches upholstery at the university level and has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Buckinghamshire New University. His recent work as an upholstery consultant includes wall coverings and projects involving the restoration of historic upholstery. This will be David's eighth book on upholstery, all published by GMC.
- Additional Information
SKU THR73GM0247 Table Of Contents CONTENTS
Chapter 1: History
Chapter 2: Development
Chapter 3: The Workshop
Chapter 4: Tools and Power Tools
Chapter 5: Machines and Mechanization
Chapter 6: Materials
Chapter 7: Fabrics and Covers
Chapter 8: Leater
Chapter 9: Preparation of Material
Chapter 10: Foams
Chapter 11: Frames and Structures
Chapter 12: Springs and Suspension Systems
Chapter 13: Traditional Techniques
Chapter 14: Modern Techniques
Chapter 15: The Traditional Chair
Chapter 16: Hand-Sprung Upholstery
Chapter 17: Settees and Other Pieces
Chapter 18: Beds and Bedding
Chapter 19: Restoration
Chapter 20: Upholstery Projects
About the Author
Intro No ISBN 978-1-78494-125-3 Video No Author David James Publication Year 2016 Dimensions No Pages 320 Photo 60 Drawings 500 Other Formats No Cover Paperback Format N/A
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