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Getting Real About Recliners

At the risk of being unpopular, I’m going to say it out loud: It’s probably not a good idea to reupholster your recliner. There. It’s out in the open. Now let’s talk about why. Contemporary recliners (meaning ones manufactured in the last 20 years) have become a fixture in a lot of houses. Unlike most […]

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Off-Trend Furniture Designs Speak a Modern Language through Re-Styling

If you have an old piece of furniture whose design no longer speaks a modern language, you don’t have to get rid of it. Besides changing out a dated fabric for a new and fresh textile, many outdated style elements can be altered to update your piece while it is being upholstered. To turn your vintage sofas […]

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Second hand chair gets a second chance

Once again this year we’ve had the opportunity to work with the folks at Community Warehouse for their Chair Affair event. In years past, we’ve collaborated with outside designers to fabricate a chair to donate. This year, we’ve decided to do a collaboration of our own, with Aladdin Finishers, to bring one of our found […]

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Suggestions for 1st Time Customers, Part II

Also consider what your priorities are for the next phase of your furniture’s life. Is it endurance in the presence of pets or children, soil avoidance, or softness? What is most important now? For empty nesters, it might be style and beauty as opposed to child proofing. For octogenarians it might be pet proofing and […]

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Suggestions for 1st Time Customers

For first time customers and folks unaccustomed to working with custom handcraft workshops (upholsterers, like us!), we would like to answer our most common question: “How does this work?” First, we begin by giving you a free quote, which gives you an idea of costs, what sort of work will be done and what to […]

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Double or Nothing: Do Double Rub Counts Really Count?

Do a simple search online for “What to Look for in an Upholstery Fabric” and you’ll find one of the most often shared advice is to look for a high double rub count. A couple of industry standard tests (Martindale or Wyzanbeek) are used to gauge how much wear a fabric can take before it […]

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Exotic antiques!

Being an American shop, we find that most of the newer frames we get in are made in the US, with the occasional exception of the international companies like Natuzzi and Roche Bobois. Vintage pieces from the 60s and 70s will often be Scandinavian designs, some of which were actually made in Denmark but more […]

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What the heck is a jacquard, anyway?

If there’s one thing we’ve noticed to be true here at Rose City, it’s that if you have one of something, suddenly you will have several. This is the only possible explanation for the fact that we’re currently doing work for FOUR customers named Terry and THREE customers named Linda. The reason I bring this […]

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Rags to Riches

A recent project arrived in VERY poor condition, which makes its transformation all the more rewarding when it’s completed. This piece had been in the client’s family for 90+ years and had spent its most recent time on the front porch. The old cover was rotting away, and the springs had long since stopped being […]

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Green!

Pantone has announced their color of the year for 2017 is Greenery, but we have noticed a trend toward greens in our own shop as well. Some of our forethinking clients were selecting beautiful shades of green velvet for their projects well before this announcement was made. And Apartment Therapy projects that green sofas will […]

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