Mike Mascelli Talks Upholstery: Furniture & Automobile – 360w360 E.238

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, professional upholsterer Mike Mascelli talks about similarities and differences between furniture and car upholstery – you may be surprised to learn that timelines for changes do not run parallel. Plus, he pulls back the curtain on upholstery found in today’s furniture. Scary!

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Coil or Zig Zag Springs?

Mike began his upholstery career in the world of automobiles. Along the way, he crossed over to furniture, too. He’s developed a great understanding of the transition of upholstery, and is quick to point out traditional work versus what has come about since the end of World War II, which is the transition point for automobile upholstery. Surprisingly, the mass exodus from coil springs to zig zag  springs in furniture didn’t happen for another decade or so. And your eyes will surely open when you here what constitutes acceptable upholstery today.

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