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Retro Laminates, Glossy Laminates, 
      Matte Laminates, Boomerang Laminates

Retro Laminates

We have a wide selection of Retro Laminates, Boomerang Laminates and Cracked Ice Laminates for your perfect retro creation.

Retro Vinyl, Cracked Ice Vinyl, 
      Vintage Vinyl, 1950s Vinyl

Retro Vinyl

We offer a wide variety of Retro Vinyl, including Naugahyde, Seabrook, Seaquest and Cracked Ice Vinyl. Perfect for your next retro creation.

Metal Banding, Table Edging, Metal Edging,
      Retro Metal Banding, Retro Table Edging, 1950s Metal Banding

Metal Banding

Look no further than Heffrons for all of your Metal Banding and Metal Edging needs.

Retro Countertops, Countertop Laminate,
      Restaurant Countertops, 1950s Countertops, Vinyl Countertops

Retro Countertops

Perfect for your retro kitchen or man cave. Choose from a vast selection of laminate and metal banding for your countertop

Retro Stools, 1950s Stools, Vinyl Stools,
      Vintage Stools, 1950s Stools

Retro Stools

We can custom design any shape or size Retro Stool or Restaurant Stool you need.

Retro Chairs, Vintage Chairs, 1950s Chairs,
      Vinyl Chairs, Retro Diner Chairs

Retro Chairs

Quality USA made custom desiged Retro Chairs or Restaurant Chairs for any need.

Retro Booths, Vinyl Booths, Single Booths,
      Double Booths, Vintage Booths, 1950s Booths

Retro Booths

We can custom design your perfect Retro Booth or Restaurant Booth.

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      1950s Murals, Vintage Murals, Wall Murals

Retro Murals

Our Retro Murals are made of the highest quality material with custom sizes to meet your needs.

Retro Jukeboxes, CD Jukeboxes, Vintage
      Jukeboxes, 1950s Jukeboxes

Retro Jukeboxes

Offering a full selection of Rock-ola Jukeboxes such as Harley Davidson.

Retro Gas Pumps, Single Gas Pumps,
      Vintage Gas Pumps, 1950s Gas Pumps, Gas Pumps for sale

Retro Gas Pumps

Custom built vintage gas pumps are a must have for your den, garage, shop or business.

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      Vintage Coke, Coca Cola Booths, Coca Cola Stools, Coca Cola Tables, Coke Chairs

Retro Coca Cola

From Coca Cola Stools, Chairs, Booths, Tables and more. Perfect for any coke collector or fan.

 

Booth Upholstery and Styles

Our booths are a pretty popular choice for many and it can be tough to choose between the many different upholstery styles.

But with an old booth and some fresh vinyl, we can create that same look to impress your friends and family. There are a lot of different styles to make, but the two most popular we’ll be examining today are the “Tuck and Roll Channels” and the “Diamond Pattern Tufting”.

Getting Started

Before we dive into upholstering our booths we need to make sure our materials and tools are together. The first decision should be the type of fabric you’re going to use. You’ll want vinyl that is going to match the scene that this booth will be placed in. We offer 10 different grades to choose from with a variety of options such as Cracked Ice, Seaquest and Stratford.

Below is a list of a few tools that you’ll need for these projects. Please note that some will only be used for one project and you may not need it for the other. Give the guides a quick once-over so you know which ones you’ll need.

Basic Tools Needed

Vinyl of your choice
Sewing Machine and/or sewing supplies
Heavy fish line
Foam padding
Stiff muslin fabric
A Staple Gun
A Drill
Cotton

Tuck and Roll Channels

To accomplish this style of upholstery you will need the vinyl of your choosing, foam, and a stiff muslin fabric for backing

Next we need to decide how wide our channels should be. This will vary depending on the size of your booth but a generic size seems to be 3" wide. Be sure to leave some extra material on each end and draw lines 3" apart and perpendicular to the top and bottom edge of the backing.

Once you know your channel sizes, you will want to use an X-Acto knife to cut out foam in similar measurements. The vinyl will be next to measure and you’ll want this to be slightly larger than the fabric that you measured out earlier.

Lay the vinyl piece on top of the fabric backing and thread the sewing machine from the right edge of the vinyl to the first marked area on the right edge of the backing. Once the seam has been created you will want to lay the foam between the backing and the vinyl and sew the backing and vinyl together along the next marked line.

Repeat the process of laying down the foam and vinyl and securing them until your channels have been created. Sew the backing to the vinyl on the top and bottom and smooth out the vinyl along the beveled edges while sewing.

Diamond Pattern Tufting

As with the tuck and roll channels, you’ll want to measure the furniture. Cut a piece of ply wood to fit the top and also cut a piece of foam the same size as the ply wood. Start creating your diamond patterns by marking straight lines in your foam and then alternate to create the diamonds.

Next drill holes in the foam. Make sure you push the button on the drill before you start as you don’t want the foam to get caught on the drill bit and create any large rips or holes. To make the holes larger you can use a piece of pipe that has a sharp edge and put it into the foam where your holes are. This will create enough room for your buttons.

Set the foam on top of the ply wood and be sure to mark where the tufts will be. Drill holes into the ply wood to match the tuft pattern. It's best to make the holes big enough to get your needle through the ply wood but also not too big to create challenges when securing the tufts.

Cut holes where each tuft will be and lay your fabric on the foam. Be sure to have enough fabric. In some cases you'll probably want to use a piece of fabric that is twice as big as the foam area.

Finally it’s time to begin tufting. You’ll want to start at the middle of your board and work your way out. Cover your buttons with fabric and put the button onto your straight tufting needle. Get the fabric deep into the foam and make sure the needle goes directly into the center of each hole. Get the button down until it is almost touching the ply wood.

Secure each button on the underside of the board by pushing down on the button from the top and tying the fish line. For this you can use a small ball of cotton as the cotton prevents the fish line from going back up through the holes.

Finally pull the fabric tight around the back and secure it with a staple gun. It's important to make sure that your diamonds are even while stapling.

Wrapping Up

There you have it. Like with any project, you’ll want to take your time when first attempting these styles. We also found a couple great videos on Youtube that might help you visually see the steps as you’re reading this guide.