How hard is it...

CletusJones

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Oct 15, 2004
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I watched this thing on the history channel about the worst jobs ever and there was an episode on tanning leather. It was rediculously hard and super smelly, IIRC. the hide has to sit in this chemical bath for like 3 days and then you have to scrape all the hair off the one side and the fat and nastiness off of the other side. Then, it has to sit in this bacteria filled (heated) bath for like a week to soften it up so that you'd want to sit on it. After that it's got to be rinsed like 5 times. Then you can finally dye it and do whatever with it. Alltogether it was like a 2 week process I think.
 

JJ Lady

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Oct 26, 2004
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We just got a couch. Its like a microfiber material butthicker. Plus we got the fabric warrenty and the material warrenty. With 2 cats and 2 dogs I'm sure it is worth the extra money. You can go non leather just make sure it is scotchguarded and warrentied!
 

b_sinning

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Nov 22, 2004
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I saw some good leather couches for 1500 and less if you get a sale here. We would get one but we have a 3 year old so we think microfiber may be better for us.