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Educate Yourself

Before making any decisions about your upholstered furniture, It is wise to educate yourself. Is it better to buy new, or to have that old sofa or chair recovered?

Upholster.com Upholstery Tools, Supplies, Books, and Video Resources

Slipcover Network A guide to slipcovering furniture

Info on Fabrics

Manufactured or Man Made Fabrics, info on Fabrics.net

Upholstery Fabric Guide: Descriptions of natural and synthetic fabrics

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Fabric and Thread

The Care and Cleaning of Upholstery fabrics, info on the fabric page of Great Lakes Fabrics.

    Information on Fibers

    Selecting Upholstered Furniture by K. Williams, at The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension - Family/Consumer dept. This article gives a good description of fabric fibers used on upholstered furniture.

    Selecting Residential Carpet by K. Williams, at The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension - Family/Consumer dept. Article gives quick facts about fibers used in carpets. Since similar fibers are used in both upholstery and carpets, much of this fiber information would also apply to upholstery.

    Costumes & Fashion: A History of Fabrics & Fibers: This contains information on the history of various natural and manmade fibers, as well as links to other fabric information pages.

      Furniture

      How to determine the Quality of Furniture, an article by Ippolitos Furniture on how to tell good furniture.

      Buying Quality Furniture tells what to look for in buy well-made furniture.

      Upholstered Furniture: What is Inside?

        Note, If you want to know what is inside upholstered furniture, go to our Pictures and Slideshows page. Watch some of the slideshows.