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Old 02-15-2007, 03:47 PM   #15
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I recently had all the beds refinished in my 76 soverign. It has the "L" shaped sofa configuration in the livingroom. I also had the sofa (bed) in the center bedroom done. I bought 20 yards of material plus another 10 yards of a muslin-type material to do the long cushions that aren't seen but hold up the backs. went to a discount store.. all cost about $125 and i got top-grade material. hope this helps.

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Old 02-17-2007, 01:38 PM   #16
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Hi there, I am not trying to be rude, but i initially posted the first question and a couple of people have highjacked my thread with other quesations or concerns. If you have other questions can you please post them seperatly.

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Old 02-17-2007, 08:50 PM   #17
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Tin Lizzy sorry if you feel stepped on, but three people answered your question directly, having other people post variations to your original questions mean you posted a hot topic. It really is a backhanded compliment. Is there something else you need to know that has not been addressed?
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:03 AM   #18
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I have a 65 Safari and re-upholstered all three beds, and back rests (both sides) and did not use any plywood backing and it took about 15 Yards. I ordered 17 yards and I think I have enough left over for a couple of throw pillows.

Of course I have no gouchos..

Make sure you follow the advice to order extra...Rick and Sandi are correct, if you dont get enough the first time, there is not one single chance the shop will have any more.

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:42 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Spartan
Where do you get the green high density foam. We are about ready to recover or furniture and I would like to get new foam. We are having a professional do the actual upholstery but I want to know what I am talking about before we go ahead with the project Thanks
I found ours at Joanne's Fabrics. They have stores around here but are also on-line;
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:49 PM   #20
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I'm ready do do mine. Anyone try leather.

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Old 02-25-2007, 04:55 PM   #21
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I have never heard of anyone doing that, but it sounds pretty cool. I would really like to see the pics when you get done.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:03 PM   #22
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We bought 27 yards for our 87 34' for the gaucho and dinnette cushions because we wanted to have some extra fabric. My wife just said you should probably count on 25 yards to be safe, depending on the pattern.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:39 PM   #23
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Green High-density foam?
If you get it from a commercial foam shop, it won't necessarily be in green. The green is what you can buy at your local fabric store (like Joanne's)...This is NOT the high-density foam you want....not what will last 25 years anyway.
If you call info and ask for T & T Upholstery in Everett, Washington, and ask someone to tell you how much NAUGAHYDE (poor little Naugas) was delivered for the Airstream job they did last year...& delivered to Elm Street in Everett, they'll tell you. I think the Gaucho couch took 7 yards of it....of the main colour (YELLOW) anyway, and 2 yards for the cording (BLACK) but this was because I had additional 'armrest cushions' made to match the removable ones, with the board and sticks that fit & covers the storage hole below. I had the added ones done, in order to lean on them more comfortably when sitting on the ends of the couch. (Instead of 3-sided with the boarded bottom, this added one has 4-sides, and is NOT zipped.) I'll post a photo of the couch with these matching arm cushions on the for sale site once I get all my personal stuff off of it, and FIND THE BLOODY SITE! (any suggestions on how I can find it?)

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Old 07-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #24
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To Tin Lizzy.

Normal fabric you will need about 22 yards, depends on fabric match (big pattern, no pattern in fabric), how wide, some is 48, some 56, and some other widths and just how you want to recover, like do you want a skirt, any pleats, cording, how you want back side of couch covered, etc. Professional guy or lady will give you exact after they look at fabric and know your desires, Our person did complete for $650 (person recommended by dealer in AZ) and we added, skirt, pleating, divided back and seat cushions and added 1" memory foam each surface. Loose cushions to match is also to be considered. So no one on this post line can give you exact amount unless they see fabric and know just how you want it finished out. Unless you are very skilled and have good tools I would recommend a professional. I have seen to much do-it-yourself jobs on inside of Airstreams, and with few exceptions it looked it. We did hire a interior designer to advise on fabric colors and styles, way to lay new wood floor. It was money well spent to give us a nice updated look and at same time increase the value.

Drapes for 34 excella, took 25 yards in small plaid. 48 inch wide Cost us total $500 in high quality silk, (sewing was $2.00 per cut of fabric)however we had them made during a visit to India (took airstream hardware with us), not an option for most people, but will furnish address if anyone going to Mumbai (Bombay) way.

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Reupholster dinette

Our dinette has a bit of wear on the seat cushion and just above the storage drawers. We would like to replace with the same material; would Airstream be able to provide that fabric info based on the VIN? Also, is there a recommended nationwide upholsterer for Airstreams or should I just take a chance on a local vendor? We're retiring (30 year Air Force) next year to Rapid City SD. and would like to get it done prior to the move. Any recommendations would surely be appreciated!

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