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Asked by: hct-ga
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25 Sep 2002 11:10 PDT
Expires: 25 Oct 2002 11:10 PDT
Question ID: 68965
What is D & F stand for in the upholstery field? What does D & F look like?
Re: upholstry terminology
Answered By: leli-ga on 25 Sep 2002 14:38 PDT
Hello hct As soon as I saw your question I wanted to tell you that 'd & f' = 'down and feather' used as an upholstery filling, but I've had to work hard to find 'proof' on the net that this is true. After lots of searching, I've found one single site which I think proves my point. Here are the specifications for the "cushion fill" of the upholstered backs on some furniture: 1- 40" x 40" Corner Piece. Welted. - with - 1 25/75 spring and down seat cushion - 5Box welt - 2 50/50 down and feather return backs - Bull nose 1 - 60" Left Arm Facing - No bed. Arm with welted/shirred fitted panel and welted tack panel. - with - 2 25/75 spring and down seat cushion - 5" Box welt -2 50/50 d & f backs - Bull nose 1 - 85" Right Arm Facing - Queen bed/Deluxe. Arm with welted/shirred fitted panel with welted tack panel - with - 3 25/75 spring and down seat cushion - 5"Box welt -3 50/50 d & f backs - Bull nose" As you can see the backs for the corner piece are described as '50/50 down and feather', while for the other sections it's given as '50/50 d & f'. This is in paragraph 4.3 at: http://www.averyboardman.com/sectionals.asp (This website works fine with Internet Explorer but if you're using a different browser you may have problems. I was using Mozilla and could only 'find' the words by holding down the left button of the mouse and moving it across the whole page to highlight the writing.) I suspect the 'd & f' abbreviation isn't much used except in handwritten notes etc. There's a lot of information on the web stressing how accurate printed descriptions and labelling should be and I guess that means 'down and feather' is mostly spelt out in full. You'll find labelling rules and lots more about down and feather by exploring sites from this search: ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22down+and+feather%22&btnG=Google+Search There's an illustrated explanation of the difference between down and feather here: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/cp01014e.html#III I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to ask if this answer needs any clarification. Regards - Leli
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