The Upholsterer's Step-by-step Handbook reveals the techniques and tips of the upholstery trade in an easy to understand format. Fully illustrated throughout with informative illustrations and inspiring photography, this book will enable you to confidently create a statement piece of furniture for your home. Learn how to follow a technique-based approach to upholstery, from assessing the work involved and estimating your materials to planning your order of working to get professional results – whatever the size or scale of the project. Further information on the design of chairs and working with chair types enables you to work on any model of chair without limiting you to specific projects. Additional chapters include information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics and trimmings. Sections on simple woodworking techniques and on repairs and surface finishes ensure that this is the ultimate one-stop resource for the amateur upholsterer.