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Art of Upholstery and Interior Design: Upholstery Basic Tools

Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers.This book shows the tools necessary to do this. The word upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder,[1] which referred to a tradesman who held up his goods. The term is equally applicable to domestic, automobile, airplane and boat furniture, and can be applied to mattresses, particularly the upper layers, though these often differ significantly in design. A person who works with upholstery is called an upholsterer; an apprentice upholsterer is sometimes called an outsider or trimmer. Traditional upholstery uses materials like coil springs (post-1850), animal hair (horse, hog and cow), coir, straw and hay, hessians, linen scrims, wadding, etc., and is done by hand, building each layer up. In contrast, modern upholsterers employ synthetic materials like dacron and vinyl, serpentine springs, and so on.

Tiny House : Dream Living Big In a Small House

Tiny House LivingImagine living a simple life free of mortgage and rent in a little house that contains all that you need to live a comfortable life.  The ever changing economic environment in the world is forcing many people to reevaluate how they live.  Because of the recent economic troubles in the world especially the recent recession in the U.S. that resulted in many people falling behind in mortgage payment or losing their homes, many people are now considering adopting life in small houses that they can build on their tracks or in small space. Because of this, the United States is being swept by the tiny house movement.  Tiny house living is about living a simple and beautiful life in a tiny home with everything you need  and with freedom from economic pressures associated with rent and mortgage payment of a conventional home. What is maybe considerably more essential than the economic benefits of owning a tiny home is the environmental advantages. Living in a Tiny House conveys a much smaller ecological impact, decreases the number of appliances you need to live and encourages you to consume less. These lifestyle adjustments greatly help conserve the environment.Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!