Glossary

BoucléA cloth made from a yarn that has a loose thread, giving the fabric a tufted or knotted texture.
Box-pleat skirtA 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.
ContrastA 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 blockA piece of wood, glued and screwed in all seat rail joints to provide additional strength.
DowelA wooden pin or peg fitted into corresponding holes in to adjacent pieces of wood to fasten them securely together.
FrameThe 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.
GlideA 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 skirtA solid one panel skirt.
PrintA fabric with a design printed directly on it.
RepeatThe 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 blockA piece a fabric underneath the skirt that covers the legs of the chair.
SpringsEach chair manufactured by Carrington Court has three heavy gauge sinuous springs. These springs absorb shock and distribute weight making the chairs very comfortable.
SwatchA small piece of fabric cut off as for a sample.
Tone-on-toneA fabric that has a design woven into it that is the same color as the rest of the material.
Triple-pleat skirtA skirt with multiple pleats at each corner giving a three layered appearance.
WeltA strip of fabric folded over a cord as a trim piece. Welt is used as a border around the seat.