Handmade furniture upholstery indicates high quality, although the quality of furniture upholstery comes from more than just being done by hand, but also because of the techniques used and the quality of the materials used.
Here, we will discuss what you should look for when you buy upholstered furniture.
First, a definition of upholstery, so we all speak the same language. The word derives from the ancient English defender, or one that sustained his assets for examination. There are some versions of how this was transferred to chairs and sofas, although many believe it is the way the upholstery sustains it in the seat!
Where to apply furniture upholstery?
He believes that or not, furniture upholstery is mainly applied to the furniture destined for seats, such as chairs and sofas, and also to those destined for support as stools and ottomans. High-quality handmade furniture of this type involves four specific elements: the frame, the support of the seats, the damping to provide comfort, and the cover.
Each of these plays a very important role in the comfort and general aspect of its chair or sofa, and the importance and function of each one are explained here:
Handmade furniture: the frame
The reason why your body has its shape and can tolerate the tensions you do while working is your frame, which you know better as your skeleton. Their furniture also has a skeleton, which is known as the framework to which the total support system of their subsequent seats and pads is attached, as well as their tendons, which hold the muscles in their skeleton.
They must be made of properly handmade furniture with a solid frame or a skeleton. That is why our ancestors devised the solid and spike, the dubbing tail, and the joint so that the frame can offer a strong skeleton for the visible part of the furniture. All furniture upholstery is linked to the frame, which must be solid and strong enough to maintain the weight for which it is made, yours!
Furniture upholstery: support
When it falls on a seat, you must be able to take the initial shock of your weight and then offer yourself support again. As I fall, the back of my chair must offer support, but also produce pressure. Modern furniture upholstery, comes from springs that have been designed to move with the contours of your body.
There are two fundamental types of springs: wave-shaped compressed cables (sinusoidal springs) that are connected in a single unit and spiral springs united by the frame. Even the latter can be prefabricated in an individual framed spring unit. However, the most effective forms of furniture support are individual spiral springs attached to a compressible base.
The springs not only do it, but the basis to which they are united is also compressible, offering maximum comfort. In handmade furniture, this base is formed by nailing (or crossing up) with well-stretched fabric tapes backward and then woven from side to side of the seat base frame. Individual spiral steel springs are tied to the tape base with thread, and then the upper part of each spring is connected with thread lengths that stretch down and nail in the frame, tensioning the springs.
The springs are not comfortable to sit down on, so a layer of canvas is placed on the spring layer, stretches, and then nailed to the same frame. In addition to that, the filling is placed. Traditionally, this would be a horse’s hair layer and after wool, but today they would be in layers of synthetic materials on the support until thick enough to offer the level of comfort required.
There may be several layers of comfort in a modern chair or sofa, including cushions for the seat and pillows for the back. It is not necessary that the cushions are not always necessary, particularly with handmade furniture that uses furniture upholstery techniques to fill the seat with such a high level of comfort that the cushions are not necessary.