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Tips About Fabric Types for Window Treatments

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 7:40 PM

Tips About Fabric Types for Window Treatments

We've been assembling a little library of guidelines and suggestions about fabric for window treatments. Some have come from answering questions for folks throughout the New Jersey area. This is the first collection of those fabric tips.


Because of the va...

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Kasmir and Charlotte Fabrics

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Charlotte Fabrics and Kasmir Fabrics join the fabric lines available through the Furniture Workshop.  These two fabric houses help round out our fabric resources for upholstery, drapes and curtains, or cut yardage for your project.  Visit our fabric page to browse the collections.

Charlotte Fabrics

Among the Charlotte Fabrics selection you w...

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Is Re-Upholstering My Furniture Worth It?

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Is Re-Upholstering My Furniture Worth It?

Some form of  "Is recovering my sofa, chair, couch worth it?"  is the most commonly asked question by folks considering reupholstery of their furniture.  Web searches for "upholstery price" or "upholstery cost" bring more visits to our website than any other - indicating that people are grappling with that question.  We published a

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Radiant Orchid on Furniture

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 9:35 PM

The 2014 color of the year - Radiant Orchid.  Wonderful color!  Sedate yet fresh, bright yet subtle.  Looking to get Radiant Orchid on your furniture?  We have you covered!

Duralee fabrics, one of our fabric resources, is all over it!  They've pulled together a quick sampler of upholstery and general purpo...

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Upholstery Fabric Care | Cleaning

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 1:05 PM

When delivering re-upholstered furniture, we are often asked about how to care for the new fabric.  While we generally recommend a professional cleaning service, in some instances that is not possible nor desirable.  So we've linked to a care and cleaning article published by Duralee Fabrics - one of our fabric providers - for your reference.

Fabric Care Instructions

In just about every case, it is professional treat stains in order to m...

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Pictures of Window Treatments | Style Guide

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Photo gallery of contemporary and traditional draperies and curtains.  Click image to view.

Photo gallery of window top treatments: valances, swags, cornices.  Click image to view.

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Where Can I Get My Furniture Reupholstered in New Jersey?

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Well, folks in the South Jersey Area have been finding the "where" and the "who" for upholstery at the furniture workshop of JH Conklin & Co. since 1992.


South Jersey defined as Burlington County, Camden County and Glocester County, NJ.  And Atlantic County, Salem County and Cumberland County, NJ.  Folks in Delaware and Philadelphia, too.

From antiques to contemporary furniture a...

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Upholstery: Buttons, Channels, Tufts

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 11:00 PM

In speaking with folks about their furniture re-upholstery projects, we often ask about any special features they want or which already exist on their furniture. This little article is about a few of the most common features: buttons, channels, and tufts.

A piece of upholstery fabric tacked over the padding is often called 'plain'. In these examples - chair backs - such a back would be called a plain-back chair. Most furniture is like that.

The most simple variant from a plain bac...

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Upholstery Fabric Trimmings - Trend Fabrics

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

This collection of upholstery fabric trimmings from Trend fabrics (a fabric line from Fabricut) is simply wonderful and inspiring.  Bullion, edging tape, tassels, braid ...


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Jersey Shore: Furniture Refinishing and Upholstery

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 7:57 PM


Keep an eye out!  The furniture refinishing and upholstery workshop at J H Conklin & Co has expanded its service area for routine pick-up and delivery to include the South Jersey shore areas.  Cape May County, Atlantic County, and Ocean County are now included.  This would include neighborhoods in: Cape May, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Pleasantville, Ocean City, Atl...

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Glazes - Often Overlooked in Furniture Refinishing

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Generally, glazing refers to a pigmented "stain" applied over a clear seat coat or a pigmented finish.  Unlike a stain which colors the wood directly, a glaze remains on the surface of the intermediate finish layer - very much like pushing a thin paint around on a piece of glass.  Overall, glazing influences the appearance of the finish by slightly deepening its color - adding depth,contrast, and richness. Glazes may be used to focus attention on the profiles of a par...

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