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.
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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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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Photo 3 shows the finished davenport. Its transformation cost a total of $45.00, including materials, tacks, staples, thread, and cording.