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Upholstery

At Hidden Mill we suggest the customer supply their own fabric from the many upholstery fabric retailers online. This may seem a little strange if you’ve not commissioned bespoke upholstered seating before, however, once you’ve viewed the vast array of fabrics available you’ll understand that we would need a new warehouse just to hold all the different fabrics available! We are of course able to help with your fabric selection should you need any advice and we keep a small selection of fabrics in stock. All pieces which require upholstery have the quantity of fabric displayed when supply own is selected. All upholstered pieces are finished with a co-ordinated stud, braid or double piping.

 Upholstery trims explained 

Stud upholstery nail trim; these are fancy upholstery nails that are fixed in strips. Real nails (fixing nails) are applied at intervals to fix the strip. These are available in bronze or silver, please specify at point of order.

 

Braid; used for many years, braid can be bent around round curves and corners and always finishes a piece of upholstered furniture in style. We don’t supply braid, however we welcome customers to send their own.

upholstery braid

upholstery braid

Double piping; piping is an upholstery trim applied at the end of an upholstery job on the edge of the furniture frame. Most often you will find double piping as trim to cover the exposed staples/tacks that are holding the upholstery to the frame. Some fabrics are too thick to pipe with so bear this in mind prior to choosing your fabric.

upholstery double piping

upholstery double piping

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