Both these chairs had great sentimental value to our customer. Unfortunately both of them had been subjected to a hard life and were showing the signs that there time may soon be up. Thankfully they fell into the right hands and have been carefully repaired and traditionally re-upholstered in their original fashion. Fabric from Linwood's Roxburgh wool collection.
Ercol furniture seems to be as popular today as it was 30 or 40 years ago. This Ercol suite once belonged to my customers parents and so we were delighted to be given the chance to rejuvinate it and give it a new lease of life. New seat foams, new Pirelli webbing and new covers and scatter cushions in Roxburgh wool fabric from Linwood should see this furniture last another few decades and perhaps onto the next generation of Ercol fans. All work carried out in the Lhanbryde workshop of Raymond Mackenzie Upholstery.
The answer to the above question is 'enough to get our upholstery repaired' . Like most best friends it is likely that there will be the odd fall-out. On this occasion 'mans' best friend fell out with 'mans' favourite chair and took a chunk out of the arm and from the seat cushion. Our customer was lucky in as much that he could still get the original fabric which enabled us to carry out repairs on his damaged wing chair.
Carefully unpicking the covers to gain access to the damaged arm and cushion covers we were able to remove them and replace with the customers new fabric. In addition the customer requested that we replace the saggy fibre filled seat cushions with a good quality reflex foam which transformed the look and comfort of the chair.
it was satisfying to repair this chair back to its former glory and we were also pleased to hear thet the 'For Sale' sign could me removed from wee four legged rascals kennel. :-)
This Corner sofa started out its life as seperate 2 & 3 seat sofas. Having recently built an extension our customer wanted to fill this space with a corner sofa. Despite searching for a new sofa they could not find anything the size they needed or as comfortable as their old sofas. So we were asked if we could help. The remit was to turn their sofas into a corner sofa, retaining the features and comfort of their old sofas but also to make it to the required dimensions and also make the curved section usable and worthwhile. we also had to consider how we were going to deliver it as the corner section was so large it would not have went through the customers door. All we had was the two old sofas and a scrap of paper with some dimensions.
Could we build it ? Yes we we could ....and we did !
We had to remove the arms on each sofa, alter the frames and then build a corner unit from scratch before we could even think about adding the new upholstery...many many hours of physical labour, wood working, fabric templating, cutting , machining and general head-scratching later we were finally able to deliver the completed sofa.
This was not a quick project and as it was bespoke it required a few tweaks as we went along but we think the results justify all the effort that went into this. Thanks for reading !
Raymond Mackenzie, Upholsterer and Floor layer.