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    [attachment=2:3au8m5vy]Chinese%20style%20pelmet.jpg[/attachment:3au8m5vy]

    It's not a very good picture but I think you can see the way the pelmet flairs like a lampshade.

    [attachment=1:3au8m5vy]dcpicweb.jpg[/attachment:3au8m5vy]

    I was particualy pleased how this one turned out, especially as the contrast is a fabric border not a braid.

    [attachment=0:3au8m5vy]dcwebpic.jpg[/attachment:3au8m5vy]

    I made this as a display pelmet for one of my customers shop.
    Regards Dave and Sue

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    those are stunning hoping to get some tips from you
    regards
    lss

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    • #3
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      Absolutely Amazing!

      How did you do the contrast fabric on the Art Deco pelmet?

      I hope you're good with the video camera. . . I think I'd certainly need step-by-step instructions with pictures, lol!

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      • #4
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        Those are fantastic, I've always wanted to know how you make the frames for the lampshade type ones
        Janie

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        • #5
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          Gosh how on earth have you constructed your pelmets?

          Dave, its information thats needed on a need to know basis ,,,,and we all need to know Thats if you don't mind of course

          Fantastic work, love the lampshade pelmet, superb!

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          • #6
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            Hi Tam,

            With the Chinese pelmet I cut out the basic scallope shape first, then you need bend that over a former/gig (I used a load of coronet blanks screwed to the workbench), you staple the first piece of mdf/hardboard to the gig, not to many staples just enough to hold it to the shape, then with another piece of board cut smaller than the first, you glue and staple that to the first, and when you release it from the gig it should hold its shape. The really hard bit is getting the corners to marry up, thats where my Naval training in the use of expletives came in handy

            I forgot to add the type of fabric used is critical, as you can not staple it as per normal, you need to glue it and apply like wallpaper otherwise if you just streach it over you will lose the curve. I used a heavy Damask.
            Regards Dave and Sue

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            • #7
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              Ooooo, I really feel you've whetted our apetites now. Please can we have some photos - we won't mind filling in the gaps with the expletives, honestly!

              ..... if you look to the bottom of this page you will see Tam and me waiting for an update!

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              • #8
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                Hi Jules

                I haven't any photo's of the construction method for the Chinese pelmet, the only one's I have are for a 1" foam padded pelmet I did for the Association of Master Upholsterers, and their old style film photo's pre didgital!
                Now I know your interested I'll start taking some more pictures, I am working on a 7.8mtr bay at the momment.

                Regards
                Dave

                PS. Here is a L shape bay in Southend I did a couple of years ago, the worst part was getting it up the stairs [attachment=0:3gcmppes]Southend Job 005.jpg[/attachment:3gcmppes]
                Regards Dave and Sue

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                • #9
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                  Blimey! Is the word..... funky? I'm sure there's a story behind that one!

                  I really would love to see some pics of construction and am sure I'm not alone on that front. Look forward to seeing some, if and when you have time.

                  Enjoy Sunday !

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                  • #10
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                    Wow is all I can say. Oh and do you run courses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    Irene

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                    • #11
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                      Stunning pelmets Dave, I'm hungry for construction info especially the chinese one, I'd love to have a try at that.

                      Bev
                      Bev

                      The Window Dresser

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                      • #12
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                        Dave,
                        do you make up pelmets for the likes of us? I couldn't cope with those sizes, so if ever a job comes up I would like to get in touch....
                        Regards
                        Pen
                        Kind regards
                        Pen Harrison
                        Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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                        • #13
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                          Hi Pen,

                          This is what we do for a living, we don't turn work down if we can do it, the only thing to mention is your quite a distance from our regular delivery run ( Lincolnshire to Essex ) so you would need to build in delivery costs.

                          Reagrds
                          Dave
                          Regards Dave and Sue

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                          • #14
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                            wow,wow and wow again, you are a real master at what you do, well done the photos and work are fantastic.
                            Lainy
                            Lainy

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                            • #15
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                              More amazing work - no words could describe how fantastic those pelmets are - just speechless which is a first for me lol
                              Ursula

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