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How to use a slotted web stretcher?

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Attach the initial side of webbing to the furniture so it can then be stretched out using a web srtetcher

Step 1 – Attach webbing

Place one end of the webbing across the frame of the piece of furniture or object you wish to upholster and secure the other end in place with staples or nails.

measure out webbing before it is stretched out using a web strether

Step 2 – Measure out webbing

Pull the webbing across the piece of furniture, past where it is intended to be secured by around 100mm-130mm (4-5″) and cut. A sharp pair of fabric scissors will be able to cut through even tough webbing.

Slotted web stretcher positioned with dowel side facing downwards and ridged end away from the hand

Step 3 – Position tool

Position the web stretcher, holding the handle in the palm of your hand with the dowel side facing downwards.

Slotted web stretcher with webbing threaded through slot and looped round dowel

Step 4 – Thread webbing

Thread the loose end of the webbing down through the slot until it is reasonably tight on the furniture, then wrap the end around the dowel and thread back up through the slot.

   Wonkee Donkee says; The webbing should be almost looped around the dowel.
Close up of a slotted web stretcher with ridge placed against furniture to stretch out webbing

Step 5 – Stretch webbing

Sit the ridge of the web stretcher against the edge of your object to hold it steady, then push down with the handle to stretch the webbing.

webbing being stretched out taunt with a web stretcher, secured in place with a hammer and nails

Step 6 – Secure webbing

Once the webbing has been pulled taut, use your free hand to secure the webbing onto your object with nails or staples.

When it has been attached, the stretcher can be removed and any excess webbing cut off.