Glossary

Bouclé
A cloth made from a yarn that has a loose thread, giving the fabric a tufted or knotted texture.
Box-pleat skirt
A skirt with a double pleat with the under edges folded toward each other.
C.O.M.
Customers Own Material. The customer sends a material of their choice to be used on their order.
Contrast
A secondary fabric used on chairs that accentuate features of the parsons chair. Contrast fabric is sometimes strikingly different such as a plaid contrast on a chair primarily composed of a solid color. Contrast is often applied to the welt and skirt blocks.
Corner block
A piece of wood, glued and screwed in all seat rail joints to provide additional strength.
Dowel
A wooden pin or peg fitted into corresponding holes in to adjacent pieces of wood to fasten them securely together.
Frame
The main structure of the parson chair on which the rest of the chair is built. Carrington Court uses eight-quarters lumber to construct the frame of it's dining chairs. This makes the chair exceptional strong and rugged.
Glide
A small plastic piece applied to the bottom of legs to allow the dining chair to easily slide across the floor without scratching the surface.
Kick-pleat skirt
A solid one panel skirt.
Print
A fabric with a design printed directly on it.
Repeat
The amount of space on a fabric that it takes for a pattern or design to complete. The repeat is usually measured in inches. A solid color has no repeat.
Skirt block
A piece a fabric underneath the skirt that covers the legs of the chair.
Springs
Each chair manufactured by Carrington Court has three heavy gauge sinuous springs. These springs absorb shock and distribute weight making the chairs very comfortable.
Swatch
A small piece of fabric cut off as for a sample.
Tone-on-tone
A fabric that has a design woven into it that is the same color as the rest of the material.
Triple-pleat skirt
A skirt with multiple pleats at each corner giving a three layered appearance.
Welt
A strip of fabric folded over a cord as a trim piece. Welt is used as a border around the seat.

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