Feedback: How To Reupholster Furniture

Lois McKeon writes a response to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS article "How To Reupholster Furniture" after restoring her couch using the furniture techniques from the article.



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The sections were pinned together and laid on the davenport as a final check before sewing. (If the old material is greasy, it must be cleaned before the muslin is applied so the oil won't-bleed through.) The finished inner cover was then stapled to the framework.
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With this knowledge we began the restoration of an Early American davenport which was solid and in good shape except for the disgracefully threadbare covering.
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Photo 3 shows the finished davenport. Its transformation cost a total of $45.00, including materials, tacks, staples, thread, and cording.
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