Lou Butcher

Cushions

Know Your Furniture Cushions   As I was evaluating Mrs. Smith’s sofa for reupholstery, she asked what we could do with her back cushions. They had become rumpled, bloated in the center, felt lumpy and would not fluff up. She brought …

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Fabric

Which Fabrics to Choose? People tend to equate fabric cost with product durability. That is not necessarily the case with furniture fabrics. I find there are two general classifications of upholstery fabric. Most common in upholstery shops are the supplier …

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Wax and Furniture Care

Wax Buildup on Furniture: And How to Remove It Over the years, many pieces have come into our shop with soiled wax build-up. This dark, sticky substance has taken years to develop. When it does, it tends to ruin the …

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Floor Protection

How to Protect and Restore Wood Floors  Wood floors have their own charm, warmth and character. At times they can appear to be very durable, then one day scratches are noticed and no one seems to know why. Whether you …

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Used Furniture

In today’s economy, used furniture can be a super cost effective way to furnish a starter apartment. But it can be a difficult chore to determine a good buy. Furniture like other hard goods, depreciates horribly after it leaves the …

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Fabric Stain Protector

An after market add-on type of warranty that has proven worth while for the consumer is a fabric stain protector. This is a product that the retailer and some upholstery shops apply to the completed upholstered piece. The company selling …

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Furniture Trends

Furniture Trends Occasionally, the topic of furniture trends, come up. The most common theme I see in the past few years is buyer’s remorse. A sofa, chair table or dresser was purchased because it looked good and the price was …

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Glass Tops

Glass Tops And Their Benefits A number of customers like to have glass tops for end tables, dressers, and even desks. The glass does an excellent job of protecting against spills, both water and chemical from damaging the finish. Glass …

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Leather

Leather Furniture And Their Classifications Recently we have heard customers express disappointment with their recently purchased leather furniture. Their furniture was 2 to 6 years old, and the leather was wearing out in a variety of ways. This similar experience was …

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