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If you love the shape of your furniture but the fabric is looking worn, consider updating the upholstery. If you find a wholesale distributor, you can recover your furniture for cheap.
A wholesaler gets the fabric directly from the factory or manufacturer. This means they don’t have the distributor costs of other shops, and can pass that discount on to you. When you buy from a retail store, these stores get their products from a distributor and are unable to receive the manufacturer or factory discount.
You can update the upholstery on a variety of items, likes sofas, chairs and ottomans. If replacing the cotton or leather underneath is too much work, you could always make a cover. If the seat needs a little extra padding, you could stuff in some extra fleece to give it more bounce.
When working with wood items, you want to be careful not to hurt yourself on the nails or screws. If you are working on recovering a bed, try not to hurt yourself on the springs. When you attach the fabric to the furniture, you will need to fasten it with glue or small nails depending on the type of furniture. Make sure to fill any gaps with leftover pieces of fabric.
Recovering your furniture can be a lot of work, and it takes some skill. When you look at your furniture and the finished result you will be able to take pride in the work that you did, and your furniture will be totally unique.
If you work for a furniture manufacturer, then you might need the services of a wholesale distributor that can give you all of the upholstery fabric and other materials that you need for making ottomans, sofas, beds, chairs, and seats for autos and boats. You will be able to find several wholesale distributors on the internet and in your directory. In order to choose the one that is best for your factory, though, you should follow these guidelines. First, ask the company how long they have been in business. Those with several years of upholstery fabrics experience should be able to provide a wide variety of leather covers, padding, webbing, fasteners, screws, nails, glue, dowelling, filling, and springs to furniture manufacturers. Ask the company if they have a list of references that you can check. This will let you talk to another factory that uses their services so that you can decide how satisfied they are. One of the big advantages of using a wholesaler over a retail store is that you can get deep discounts for your bulk orders. Ask the company if they can give you a written price quote for the fabrics and other materials that you need. After you have talked to several companies, you should be able to decide which ones have good prices and which ones charge too much. When you find a wholesaler that has the materials you need at a good price, be sure to write down their contact info so you can contact them easily in the future.