View Full Version : refabricing table
05-17-2004, 09:06 AM
i am in the prosssess of putting new felt on my table and was wondering if anyone new how to refabric a table or at least the best way. any help will great. thanks
its like throwing a shoe. really how throws a shoe
05-17-2004, 09:21 AM
Phelix, Phelix, Phelix,
It's cloth. Now, let a pro handle it. You could do the bed yourself but, you'll need a pro to do the rails. They're way too tough for a newbie. First watch and learn. There's tucks and cuts that you need to see first hand. IMHO
05-18-2004, 09:28 AM
I think you can do it yourself. I did mine with absolutely no experience. The rails will be time consuming, but it is a good experience for you.
05-18-2004, 11:12 AM
I don't doubt he can do it himself. I just think it'll take him a week and if he messes up the cloth he'll have to buy more. The rail cloth will most likely come loose and he'll go nuts trying to get it right.
I just think if he watched it done the right way the first time he'll have a good idea of what needs to be done in what way. By all means let him try it himself but please let us know how it went.
05-18-2004, 11:20 AM
Well, here you go,
Please let us know how it went.
05-18-2004, 12:26 PM
Hey Chris, Just to let you know it took me about an hour or so per rail, so about 6 hours. That includes removing old cloth/staples and adding new shims. It also took me an additional 4 hours later adding the 2nd shim because I wanted to tighten it up some more. /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif
I used 5/16" staples. Seemed about right.
I just think that a lot of people think it is harder then it really is, and are willing to pay big bucks to have someone else do it. $250.00 around here where I live. I called the local guy and he wanted $125 just to put the cloth on the rails. Also, it will give you a sense of pride in doing the job yourself. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Be carefull not to become emotionally attached to the table. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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