Place new cloth over rail with "face"
side down. The cloth should have an equal over-hang at each end of
the rail and extend approximately 1/2" over the featherstrip
groove on the cushion side (as shown in figure 1).
Starting at the center of the rail, tap
the featherstrip down to within 1/16" above the rear side of
the featherstrip (Figure 1).
Stretching the cloth tightly from the
center toward the ends, tap the feather strip down to 1/16" while
maintaining the half inch over-hang to within approximately 3"
from ends of the featherstrip.
At each end of the featherstrip pull the
cloth toward rubber cushion an additional 1/2" toward the cushion
then tap the featherstrip down (Figure 2).
Trim the cloth on the cushion side of
the featherstrip along the entire length of the featherstrip with
a sharp knife as shown in Figure 3.
Tap the entire length of the featherstrip
flush with the top of rail at the rear side of the featherstrip (Figure
4). Never try to tap the feather strip flush with just a hammer as
you will dent the rail surface behind the featherstrip.
Turn the rail over and at the corner pockets
fold the cloth over the mitered edge as shown in Figure 5, stretching
the cloth tightly and working out the wrinkles as you staple in the
area shown in Figure 5.
Pulling the cloth tightly over the rear
edge of the pocket facing, staple three places at Figure 6, location
If the rail is an end rail repeat step
8 at the other end of the rail. Then starting at the center of the
rail stretch the cloth tightly over the cushion and staple at the
center on the bottom of the rail - working toward each end (Figure
Trim any excess cloth from the bottom
of the rail (Figure 7).
the side pocket, stretch the cloth tightly over the nose of the cushion
and staple in three places as shown in Figure A.
the cloth up to the edge of the cushion nose as shown in Figure B,
then firmly pull the small strip to the rear of the pad.
the small fold in place with your thumb and forefinger and firmly
fold it down over the facing. Now staple at the rear of the facing
and at the bottom of the rail as shown in Figure C.