Upholstery 1: Upholstery Answers

Here's a list of questions people have asked Frances about upholstering that you might find of help. Click on a title to see its answer.

Cleaning Upholstery

We have a second hand set of Queen Anne couch and chair. I am told that it's a better natural cotton material that will not clean well but it's pretty dirty. I even wondered about dying it. Is that a possibility?    [see answer]

Foam Seat

We have an oak dining room set with chairs with woven seats. They have holes in them and cost a fortune to repair. I want to cut a board to fit and upholster the board. How thick should this board be?    [see answer]

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