... between re-covering a piece of furniture and re-upholstering a piece.
To take a sofa for instance and strip off the old fabric, add new padding
and then cover with new fabric is considered re-covering.
Below is a shot of the tools that I used when stripping down
my current project: scissors, staple lifter, side cutter, hammer, tack remover, nail set, stripping tool, bike glove and a cup of tea ; )
But to take that same sofa and strip the fabric, the padding & stuffing, the burlap, the springs and the webbing ... only then to move on to tightening or rebuilding the frame ... that is considered re-upholstering.
Below is a photo showing the rust-dust that would bounce out of the nail holes as I worked my way around the frame removing hardware.
This piece didn't have proper back or arm support, so I cut
and built the necessary frame pieces.
I guess that's why I'm drawn to upholstery work ... not only
do I get to be a fabric hound but I also get to play with wood and tools.
This is what the work bench looks like when
re-upholstering is the name of the game (and this shot
was take after I already started to put tools away):
Drills, measuring tapes, glue, staple lifters, chisels, level, ripper,
saws, screws, clamps, hammers, jig saw,
compass, scissors, nail set, drill bits, safety glasses, & table saw
I love my work!