What is a true craftsman?
My family has been in the upholstery trade since the 1930s spanning 4
generations. My great-grandfather and grandfather ran an upholstery
shop in Montana where my father was exposed to the trade. My father
built furniture for Fashioncraft in Portland, OR and opened his own
upholstery shop in the 1970s. I learned the craft in my father's shop
from men like Ed Cole who started upholstering when he was 14 years old,
spitting tacks, hand tying springs and using horse hair for padding. To this day I use the best practices when upholstering a piece of furniture and sometimes that means utilizing the old ways handed down to me.
Curved Front Antique Sofa Rebuild
with 8 way Hand-Tied Seat & back springs