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Shop Talk Interior
We don't use memory foam. It gets
rock hard when it's cold, and our sailing
season here in Connecticut is May
through October. The water is pretty
cold just outside the boat!
Gluing foam for knee rises is best
Photo 6
Cutting the foam and patterning it in place on the boat made for a far more
successful backrest. (See Photo 5 on the previous page.)
done working in stages. Glue pins
(Photo 9) hold the edge of the knee
rise piece in place while it dries thoroughly
before wrapping around the
front of the cushion. If you try to wrap
before it dries, the edge of the foam will
pull away from the substrate.
Photo 7
To achieve the desired shape with
the tools available, a series of candy
cane shapes were cut and glued
together. The shaped board to the right
of the foam was available to build to.
Photo 8
To give the owners a rich, upholstered
look, the curve of the back was shaped in
the seams of the 46-inch-wide striped fabric.
Curved backrest tips
Curved backrests were a challenge one
season, but we learned as we went.
On one job, the backrest looked great
in the shop but when we put it in
the boat, it squished into a bunch of
wrinkles even though we had shaped
it in the shop to match the template
(See " before " photo on page 40).
On the next job, we encountered a
cobbled together delaminating plywood
backrest support structure with the
structural integrity of a lasagna noodle.
We epoxied it in place in the boat and
made sure it was still removable to do
the upholstery. Then we cut the foam to
fi t and patterned the foam in place. It
came out great (Photos 5 and 6).
So, we went back to the wrinkled
cushion, pulled the foam out of the cover,
patterned that foam in place and recut the
cover to fi t. The results were much better
(See " after " photo on page 40).
Here's one last example: The owners
Photo 9
Glue pins are handy for holding foam
pieces in place while they dry thoroughly.
See the glue pin cleaning tip on the
facing page.
Photo 10
Custom fabric labels made for fi tted sheets
and cushions by the Dutch Label Shop
(dutchlabelshop.com) improve projects
and help customers make their beds.
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wanted a rich upholstered look. To
get the desired shape with the tools
we have, we cut a series of candy
cane shapes and glued them together
(Photo 7). Look at the board to the
right of the foam. We were able to have
the shaped board in the shop to build
to. We shaped the curve of the back in
the seams of the 46-inch-wide striped
fabric (Photo 8).
http://www.dutchlabelshop.com

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