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General Discussion / Parker Knoll Statesman reuphol...
Last post by Stealth01 - April 10, 2023, 12:34:00 am
Hi all, first post here. I've had a couple of Parker Knoll Statesman chairs in my garage for about 6 years. I bought them with the aim to get them refurbished.

Whilst passing a local upholstery shop in Southampton a few years ago, I enquired as to what the costs might be and was shocked at how expensive it would be to refurbish them. I asked for a price to finish in a high-quality vinyl and new foam. This wasn't an official price, but it was a pre-covid price and from memory, it was getting on for a £1000 a chair.

This has obviously paused my plans to do anything with them. My question is, does anyone here have any idea what an average/fair price would be for labour/materials for such a chair? I've seen Spectrum Vinyl sell their material for about £20 a metre, so it's not that expensive.

Has anyone else reupholstered a Statesman? I'm assuming they aren't easy due to the shape? I'd love to hear of anyone's experience or advice and even more so if anyone if in the local Southampton area  :)
How to Use This Forum / Re: Stapler assembly
Last post by Spoupemumpig67rg0 - November 23, 2022, 03:17:26 am
there is a metal disc-type part where the shoulder of the plunger hits, that has broken into pieces. I am looking for a parts/assembly diagram. Or, failing that, a video on how to take this gun apart. I'd like to 1 I have a Maestri 3G electric stapler and have ordered (and received) a replacement plunger. While taking the thing apart, a spring came out, as did a small silver washer or software development uae (or maybe it fell out of the work closet beside where I was working). Also. Order the part that has broken, and 2.  Put this back together so that it will function properly
How to Use This Forum / Re: Stapler assembly
Last post by GymUpholsteryGuy - September 05, 2022, 03:18:53 am
Spotnails out of the UK is the only place that sells parts for the Maestri anymore, but they won't ship to the US. All the US suppliers are having a touch time getting the parts in anymore. This UK upholsterer made a video that will answer your questions and he has links to the stapler diagrams and a parts link under his youtube video. Good luck -
How to Use This Forum / Re: Upholstery Shop liquidatio...
Last post by GymUpholsteryGuy - September 05, 2022, 03:15:34 am
Where are you located and is anything still available?
General Discussion / Help with Maestri Staple Gun R...
Last post by GymUpholsteryGuy - August 31, 2022, 07:55:15 am
I own a mobile gym upholstery business and we use Maestri ME80 electric staple guns. I've bought a dozen over the years. They used to last 6-8 years. Now, I barely get a year out of them. I have 5 broken ones sitting in a closet. Does anyone know of a company I can send them to to be repaired? I've tried doing the repairs myself with no luck. I contacted Maestri and they weren't able to help.
General Discussion / Re: Office chair too wide for ...
Last post by simichahal - August 18, 2022, 02:29:47 am
When it comes to standard office chairs, the seat depth is usually around seventeen to eighteen inches deep. For short people, this can be too large. Seat depths that are sixteen inches or less will be ideal for short people looking to have a chair fit them ergonomically. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on a high-end table.
General Discussion / Re: Truck Bench seat issues
Last post by bigzfabric - July 25, 2022, 10:41:13 am
This is a perfect post for us to follow along with. We're trying to get a better idea of upholstery needs and issues. How did it all end up for you? Any useful takeaways?
General Discussion / Re: Fabric direction
Last post by bigzfabric - July 25, 2022, 10:38:31 am
Hey there! What do you mean by "up the roll"?  What dimensions would you need your fabric in?
General Discussion / Fabric direction
Last post by Wisegirl1 - July 19, 2022, 08:36:57 am
I am struggling with finding an upholstery fabric that I love to redo my two Thayer Coggins sofas.  Most fabrics seem to be "up the roll".  I do not want a seam in the front or back of the 80" sofa, so I need to railroad the fabric.  That will make the pattern lines run horizontally on the sofas.  I have never seen anything other than vertical lines on a sofa in a store.  I just spent an hour converting two photos to .jpg files and they still won't upload.  So, just give me your opinion on turning a fabric that will result in a horizontal pattern on the sofa.
How to Use This Forum / Upholstery Shop liquidation
Last post by Deborah Johnson - June 09, 2022, 07:43:32 am
We are closing out and liquidating my dads upholstery shop. There are two Singer sewing machines, steamers, two button machines, cushion stuffer and tons of miscellaneous supplies plus much more. Prices will be reasonable
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