In eye-capturing style, this essential new guide provides everything do-it-yourselfers, design students, and professionals need to prepare and create beautifully upholstered furniture. Featuring 250 dazzling color photos, it provides the lowdown on scouting the antiques market for perfect furniture; choosing the right tools and materials; and selecting from today's innovative and vibrant fabrics-including finishes and trimmings, which are often the key to making or breaking a piece. Novice upholsterers learn a range of basic and complex techniques, from stripping back and top stuffing to springing and making cushions. Eighteen easy-to-master projects bring rewarding results, including a striking Arts and Crafts Easy Chair, sumptuous red suede box stool, soft leather '60s G Plan Chair, sensuous shaped headboard, and elegant 19th-Century sofa. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.