How many leather cow hides does it take to do a club chair and ottoman?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    Normally, using 54" wide fabric, a club chair takes about 6 yards, and an ottoman takes about 3 yards. An average cowhide yields enough leather to give the equivalent of about 3 yards of fabric. So, the chair will take 2 hides, the ottoman 1 hide - total 3. This is considering an average hide at about 50 square feet.

    Note: Even though this seems inconsistent, don't forget that a hide does not have square edges like machine made fabric. There are the small areas near the edge that, even though counted in the size of the hide, are not very usable for large projects.

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