HELP!!! Rear Seat Riser Carpeting Techniques

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  1. Bill_D

    Bill_D Supporting Actor

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    I am building a riser for the second row of seating, i.e. 92" sofa, and need some tips on carpeting the monster. Actually, how do you handle the corners. I have seen some corners that were professionally done but cannot seem to figure out what was cut or tucked or folded. Any tips or points in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Your help will probably save our landfills from several yards of carpet. Thanks in advance.[​IMG]
     
  2. RogerB

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    I had my carpet professionally installed. Where the main (lower) floor meets the riser they cut the carpet. Then it goes up the riser and folds over the lip and covers the floor of the riser.

    Good luck!
     
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    Basically all you have to do is lay the carpet piece out upsidedown and lay the rise out (also upsidedown) on top, then pull the carpet as tightly as possible, then cut the carpet from the corners of the riser. That will allow you to fold the carpet to the underside of the riser and staple it, with no wrinkles on the top.
     

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