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Reupholstering using deer hide?
« on: September 01, 2017, 08:27:12 PM »
Figured this might be a decent place to ask, I was thinking of reupholsteting a sofa of mine in deer hide.  Ive reupholstered quite a bit of stuff but never with deer hide, how is it to work with and tips or recommendations? Basically is it just going to be a pain in my behind?
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Re: Reupholstering using deer hide?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 11:42:46 AM »
Nothing... nada.. zilch?
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Re: Reupholstering using deer hide?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 01:02:52 PM »
I covered a couple cushioned bar stools about 30 years ago and they are still going strong.  However, I did not have to sew any hides together as you would have to do.  A whole couch is going to need a lot of hides.
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Re: Reupholstering using deer hide?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 01:38:54 PM »
Yeah its more of a lounge type thing, was thinking four would do it, just the back and cushions.. juat curious how it holds up and not to painful to work with.. probably just start with a cushion and go from there, thanks for the reply
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Re: Reupholstering using deer hide?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 01:56:57 PM »
PM elkboy. He has deer hides all over the house and might have some insight for you.  :tup:
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Re: Reupholstering using deer hide?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 07:31:52 AM »
I've had two rocking chairs reupholstered using an elk hide and both chairs turned out great.  One chair was from my Grandfathers dental office and the other was from an estate sale.  Both chairs were taken apart and refinished locally.  I also paid a local professional upholster in Wenatchee to tack on the hide as I wanted it done right.  Stuffing/padding was required in some spots. Good luck, it's well worth it, especially if it's from a special hunt/animal (mine was a Wa OTC P&Y bull). 
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