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Peach State is a local chapter of Society of American Period Furniture Makers. We host two meetings annually. Our focus is on period furniture mostly of American origin.
We have been fortunate to be able to bring in some nationally recognized presenters including SAPFM Cartouche Award winners. Most of our meeting have a weekend presentation followed by an optional hands on workshop on the following Monday and Tuesday.
We have an extensive library of photos and videos from previous meetings including instructors like Al Breed, Steve Latta, Will Neptune, Tony Kubalak, Mickey Callahan, Ron Young, Phil Lowe and Freddy Roman.
Check our gallery of member's work and our events section for upcoming meetings. Also, you can sign up for our periodic newsletter with announcements of upcoming activities under "Contact Me".
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Just Announced, Tod Herrli plane Making March 10-13, 2018
A Short Walk through the World of Upholstery”
October 28-29, 2017
with Mike Mascelli
A one and a half day lecture-demonstration specially created for SAPFM members and focusing on the development of the American upholstery tradition as it evolved from the English and French styles brought to the Colonies by our forefathers. The presentations will include a brief but thorough look at the history of the trade as it organized in England as the “Worshipful Company of Upholders” in the 16th century, up through modern times, and a complete look at the tools, materials and techniques of the upholstery trade as practiced then and now. Mike will also demonstrate a number of upholstery techniques including a true hand stuffed slip seat, and a proper hand sewn edge treatment in several different styles. He will also cover the basics of coil sprung upholstery including a demonstration of sewing and tying springs. As a special feature, Mike will gently “tear down” a modern reproduction wing chair and talk thorough the de-construction process, as well as options for re-upholstery. This presentation will be of interest to furniture builders, restorers and those just dying to know exactly what is supposed to inside of a properly upholstered chair.