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When to reupholster?
When cushions are sagging and/or padding is flat
When fabric has worn out and the color is gone
When the inside stuffing is coming out of the holes of the fabric
Your old piece doesn’t fit with the other things in the room - need new color scheme
When webbing gives up and has lost it’s elasticity
Springs are not even and/or are poking out through the fabric
Why to reupholster and not buy instead?
Older furniture is well made - their hardwood frames are doweled and glued and are by far better quality than most of the furniture made today
Family furniture have real sentimental value, especially if they are passed from another generation
It is much cheaper to reupholster than buy items of the same quality
Your choices of fabric are limited, while you can only choose from few when buying