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What is "Upholstery" - Definition & Explanation

Providing furniture with internal structures and coverings. Often extended to soft structures in automobiles, boats, and window treatments. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upholstery

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A woven fabric, usually cotton or maybe linen, with loop pile on one or both sides. Pile, also jacquard and dobby combined with pile. It has either all over loops on both sides of the fabric or...
A method of applying shellac finish by repetitive application of shellac, alcohol, oil and pumice. Labor intensive and found on only high-end furniture....
Cotton fabrics which have been dry finished by raising fibers on the surface to produce a fuzzy fur-like feel and appearance created when fiber ends extend from the basic fabric structure to the...
Two or more yarns (at least one of which is folded) (see yarn, doubled) that have been twisted together in one or more operations. NOTE: a) Combinations of folded yarns and single yarns may be...
A narrow fabric made by crossing a number of sturdy yarns diagonally, so each strand passes alternatively over or under one or more of the other stands. Typically used in shoe laces and suspenders....

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