What do you use a webbing stretcher for?
- More Articles. A webbing stretcher is a piece of equipment used for stretching webbing, or strapping, over the framework of chairs or sofas during the upholstering process. Using a webbing stretcher allows the materials to be pulled taut while still giving you a free hand to tack or staple the webbing in place.
Do you need a webbing stretcher?
If you are webbing, a webbing stretcher is necessary. Webbing cannot be brought under sufficiently even tension by hand pulling.
What is webbing stretcher tool?
A webbing stretcher is an upholstery tool used to stretch webbing.
Can you use staples for webbing?
Now onto the 1/2″ staples! I like to use this length when dealing with materials that are structural or supportive, such as a webbing on a seat. The extra length really holds the webbing in place. Shorter staples will not grab the wood well enough, so 1/2″ staples are the best choice in this scenario, too.
What is upholstery webbing?
Upholstery webbing is the material found in most sitting furniture, such as chairs or sofas, that is used to create a firm seat for the cushion. Without webbing, your furniture projects won’t have that same firmness and your furniture would be unusable.
What is a gooseneck webbing stretcher?
Webbing stretchers are used to stretch upholstery webbing across the seat of a chair to provide an firm but springy base ready for the cushion material to be set in place. Upholstery staples are then used to hold the webbing securely in place.
How do you stretch upholstery?
Lay fabric out on a large flat surface and take a weight, or other heavy object, and place it on one end of your fabric. Stretch out the fabric as much as you can across the flat surface, then place your other weight on the other end. Your fabric should now be stretched out with the two weights holding it in place.