Want to Know Some Basic Furniture Repair Techniques?
Performing basic furniture repair can be an excellent hobby. However, you need to have patience, and time to invest in learning how to perform repair work; repairing your furniture will allow you to turn a previously forgotten or overlooked piece of furniture back into a usable item. There are several facets to repairing furniture, and you have to learn various skills in order to get started.
Some people that are interested in furniture repair begin by learning how to reupholster chairs. Reupholstering furniture does call for patience and an excellent eye for detail. It is advisable to being with a piece which does not have a large surface area to reupholster. A dining room chair that has a covered seat is just one good example.
The first thing to do is remove the old fabric. If it is still in good shape, try using it as a template for your new fabric. However, if it is in poor shape, simply make a template using newspaper or an old piece of cloth.
The padding which is beneath may have to be replaced too. Most craft and big box stores sell padding for various kinds of furniture. The cost greatly depends upon the quality you purchase. A more dense foam rubber is more expensive; however, it does last longer and is more comfortable to sit on than less dense foam or cotton batting.
Furniture repairs like damaged rungs or unstable seats can be done simply and cheaply too. While every repair is unique, there are a few things you need to bear in mind. Remove the damaged piece first, then begin to repair any other similar damage.
For instance, if a slat in a chair breaks off, you have to replace the slat in addition to any others from the space where the replacement will be fitted. Find a replacement piece, buying one is cheaper than making your own unless, that is, you have a workshop full of woodworking tools and equipment.
Call Kostas Upholstery today at (203) 441-5530. We are in New York, NY.