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Simple how-to upholstery basics for beginners.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1975 (v.53#3) pg. 29

How to reupholster a simple chair.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1975 (v.53#4) pg. 24

How to re-upholster a love seat.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1975 (v.53#10) pg. 18

Several special techniques you can use to add a decorative touch when reupholstering a chair or sofa. Included are the use of metalline nail trim, decorative gimp brading, various styles of fabric skirts, and fluting and tufting.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1976 (v.54#5) pg. 122

A look at reupholstering vs. slipcovering. What to expect from each and a look at costs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1979 (v.57#3) pg. M10 (192+)

How to re-cover the seat and back of a rocking chair.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1992 (v.70#8) pg. 92

Do-it-yourself upholstery. Photos illustrate how to install flat, looped springs prior to recovering.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1983 (v.6#5) pg. 40

Reupholstering a wing chair. Photos show the process step-by-step.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1981 (v.12#4) pg. 34

How to sew tailored arm and back covers for an upholstered chair.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 13 1980 (v.93#7) pg. 110, 143

How to reupholster a chair.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #195 Jan 1979 (v.29#1) pg. 82

How to reupholster a chair seat.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 58

Leather and wood. Three clever combinations. (1) Leather panels in a wood frame. Use for desk-top writing panels, side panels, etc. (2) Simple leather upholstery over foam-rubber padding. (3) Leather shells or containers made by stretching wet leather over a form, letting dry, and supporting the resulting "bowl" in a wooden frame.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 6

Upholstered furniture. Filling out the frame. Designing and constructing typical upholstered furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 52

Tips on getting furniture ready to accept new tacks after multiple reupholsterings.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 20
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 10

Upholstery technique. Webs and webbing. Advice on selection and installation.
FURNITURE #1 1992 pg. 32

Upholstery technique. Squabs (hair-filled cushions).
FURNITURE #2 1993 pg. 38

How to rebuild a chair seat to take the lumps out. Covers retying coil springs, anchoring the springs with webbing, and finishing work.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 26

Upholstering for beginners. A step-by-step reupholstering of a simple sofa.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1978 (v.2#10) pg. 77

How to reupholster a sofa with tufting around the curved back and arms.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 30

Restuffing cushions with foam.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 17

Designing for upholstery. Discovering the hidden secrets for designing and building padded furniture.
HOME FURNITURE #5 Winter 1995 pg. 27

How to clean a carpet and upholstery using rented equipment. Includes a chart of 12 common household stains and methods for removing them.
HOME MECHANIX #685 May 1985 (v.81) pg. 100

How to clean furniture upholstery like a professional.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1984 (v.9#9) pg. 31

Re-webbing an upholstered chair to eliminate sagging.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #524 Jan 1972 (v.68) pg. 92

The basics of reupholstering a chair.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #614 Jul 1979 (v.75) pg. 88

How to buy upholstered furniture. What to look for in materials, structure and design.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 30

Tip: Use fresh snow to clean upholstered furniture.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 52

Repairing sagging springs and webs for chairs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.121#2) pg. 171

Reupholster with foam rubber.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1964 (v.121#5) pg. 152

Reupholstering a chair is shown in step-by-step photographs by a professional upholsterer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1977 (v.148#5) pg. 128

Tip: Use an electric carving knife to cut urethane foam.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 35

Tip: Use an electric carving knife to cut foam padding when making cushions.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1989 (v.166#9) pg. 97

Reupholster a chair using a heavy duty staple gun.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jan 1965 (v.36#1) pg. 20

How to assess the quality of upholstered furniture.
SUNSET Oct 1990 (v.185#4) pg. 110

How to make upholstered cushions for mission-style furniture without sewing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 49

The soft option. Tips on installing tension springs, serpentine springs, and rubber webbing as cushioning supports when building upholstered furniture.
WOODWORKER #1094 Jan 1985 (v.89) pg. 54

The softer option. A guide to modern upholstery looks at working in foam.
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 305

Repairs to the frames of upholstered side chairs. Removing and reupholstering a standard unsprung seat. Part 1. Ripping, webbing, and canvas.
WOODWORKER Sep 1993 (v.97#9) pg. 85

Repairs to the frames of upholstered side chairs. Removing and reupholstering a standard unsprung seat. Part 2. Construction of the seat pad.
WOODWORKER Oct 1993 (v.97#10) pg. 76

Re-webbing a traditional sprung seat in a sofa.
WOODWORKER Aug 1994 (v.98#8) pg. 52

Reupholstering furniture.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1963 (v.19#5) pg. 32

How to make money refurbishing pieces of furniture purchased from the Salvation Army and Goodwill outlets.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1973 (v.29#4) pg. 20

How to reupholster a chair.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1976 (v.32#4) pg. 32

How to install spring-type upholstery.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 72