This is the settee before
The springs on the chair fell through
the webbing. What a mess.
There were three layers of
fabric that had to come off.
The old padding had to be replaced. It
was very lumpy. You can see the old
straw seat padding in the background.
Both pieces needed a lot of joint and
frame work.
Corner blocks were added to the
seat joints to give it extra strength.
All new webbing was added to the
seat, back and arms
The springs were retied 8 ways
The springs were covered with burlap
and edge roll was added.
Sometimes on these old East Lake pieces they upholster the outside arm halfway up the roll on the
inside arm. I asked the customer if I could change it to give it a cleaner look.
Finished piece
All loose joints were glued and
Wabi-sabi---the art of finding beauty in things humble, imperfect and aged
Ladd Upholstery Designs
Serving Gainesville, Lake City and Live Oak Florida
Named after Charles Eastlake (1836-1906) who had a large influence on architecture toward the end of the Victorian
Period. Generally the style includes geometric ornaments, spindles, low relief carvings and incised lines. The goal was
affordable and easy to clean. Although mass-produced, Eastlake used solid oak with tung and groove joinery and oiled,
naturally colored finishes.
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