The polished wooden frame, legs and arms of this lovely suite make it really stand out for us as a thing of beauty to work on. By stripping back to the frame, the wood was exposed so that it could be French polished before commencing with the upholstery work. It also allows for better planning of the job in hand.
For example, the back cushion interiors were in quite good condition so needed less attention than is often the case. Also, with this design, unless correct treatment is made of the seat pallets, and they are upholstered using reverse pile fabric, the cushions can quickly slip, reducing the comfort and durability of the piece. It is this kind of attention to detail that makes the real difference in quality and value enjoyed by our customers.
To upholster this "Dutch Oak" three piece suite our customers chose a "Jim Dickins" best quality flame retardant fabric. We also replaced existing seat cushion interiors with best quality flame retardant "Reflex" interiors, which carry a ten year guarantee. To prolong cushion life these were also wrapped in a secondary casing, comprising Dacron and stockinette. As requested, cushion profiles were made to match exactly the existing templates.
Existing back cushion interiors were in good order and therefore did not need to be replaced. They were, however, re-worked using additional best quality flame retardant "Reflex" to restore them to "as new". "Reflex" interiors ensure maximum comfort, quality and durability. Lastly, the seat pallets under the cushions were completely stripped back and re-sprung and then upholstered in reverse pile fabric to prevent cushion slippage. The arms of the suite were also French-Polished which ensured all three pieces were restored to "as new".
We also stripped and French-Polished one dining table and four dining chairs and completely re-upholstered the seats, replacing all interiors with best quality flame retardant interiors to ensure they were all restored to "as new".
Our clients were delighted and loved their restored furniture. They were so happy they have already recommended us and asked us to quote for further work. Watch the blog in future.