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Professional Upholstering - All the Trade Secrets

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  "Professional Upholstering - All the Trade Secrets"

This book is a one-of-a-kind, educational, and easy to follow How-To Guide for the do-it-yourselfer as well as the skilled craftsman.

Every step of the way is clearly illustrated with over 600 photographs and more than 85 Tips! Now you can learn All the Trade Secrets.

• How to make a zippered pillow with pleated corners and welted seams
• How to make two styles of dining room seats
• How to make a zippered cushion
• How to repair frames and touch up the wood
• Featured project --- A fully upholstered wing chair and matching foot stool
• The proper techniques of upholstering
• How to measure, cut, apply fabric, and pattern matching
• Glossary Of Terminology, Supplies, and Tools
• Proper use of tools and supplies
• How to hand tie coil springs
• Charts and Diagrams

“Frank’s genius as an instructor is his ability to explain the upholstering process in a step- by-step manner that’s easy to understand and insures success. By following his instructions and paying particular attention to his helpful tips, you cannot fail”. -- Star-Lee Corpuz, Student

“It takes someone with talent and skills to reupholster a piece of furniture like Frank Destro. He pays attention to the design, construction and details that goes into re-creating a piece of furniture”. -- Lisa M. Amiri, ASID President, Ohio North Chapter

Frank T. Destro, Jr. is a successful upholsterer, instructor, and a true craftsman with over 30 years of experience. Frank is highly regarded by his students, clients, business associates, and peers. Twice he has been featured in Cleveland’s, “The Plain Dealer”, including a Cover Story and a CareerScape article.  He was quoted in Marine Textiles Magazine and has instructed hundreds of students in his Professional Upholstering Classes.


You will learn all the trade secrets, along with:  basic tips, terminology, how to use upholstering tools, supplies, how to measure, match, and cut fabric, installation of webbing, and spring tying, as well as cushion, welt cord, and zipper making. You will also learn how to cut, sew, and upholster two styles of dining room seats, make a zippered pillow, and a fully upholstered wing chair.  Every step of the way is clearly explained and photographed to make your upholstering projects as simple as possible.

There are a vast number of Tips! you should be aware of before starting your projects. To take full advantage of these tips, I recommend reading this book in its entirety, before starting your project. 

In today’s society everyone is looking for new ways to recycle. Reupholstering is an excellent way to recycle and keep our precious earth a little greener for years to come.


                           MSRP $26.95



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