In an attempt to better serve our customers
Standing Bear's Trading Post conducts all ordering via phone, e-mail and in our retail store in Reseda, CA.
To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at email@example.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)
We are authorized distributors for many different suppliers
Items listed on the website are items we can get from these suppliers & may not be stocked in store at all times.
Your Leather Connection - We do not Carry Tandy Leather Factory's leather in stockLEATHER TERMS DEFINED | Yards Converted to Sq. Feet | Thickness Conversion |
but can get it if you are needing their particular brand.
Hints On Ordering Leather Hides and leather skins
Leather being a product of nature that is processed into a finished item as opposed to a manufactured product, there are certain things that make ordering leather unique. The size, shape and condition of finished leather is somewhat dependant upon the age and condition of the animal at the time of processing.When ordering online leather is sold in full sides, double shoulders or skins .
If you are local to us, there are leathers that we will cut for you and they can be sold by as small as a square foot of leather.
We DO NOT cut Elkskin, Deer, Exotic leathers or Hair on hides of any kind.
Special order colors and leather hides are not sold as cut leather, only has full hides, double shoulders or skins.
Chap Cowhide Leather Skins | Deer, Deerskin | Elk, Elkskin, Elk Hide | Hair on Hides, Hair on Leather Hides |
Hair On Cowhide | Hair on Calfskin | Rabbit Skins, Rabbit Pelts | Vegetable Tanned Tooling Leather - Veg Tan
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LEATHER TERMS DEFINED
Leather is the tanned or dressed skin of an animal.
Possessing qualities superior to any man made material.
Principal Method of tanning leather with a mineral agent.
Chrome tanning is achieved using one or more salts of metal chromium,
which produces a soft and flexible leather ideal for use in garments, upholstery, shoe tops etc.
Leather with all processing completed.
These processes can include the application of a stamped or corrective grain,
color and a final coating of any protective finish.
Flesh Side of Leather:
Under part or back of leather that was next to the meat of flesh of the animal.
Grain Side of Leather
Epidermis or outer layer of animal skins.
Also refers to the outer or hair side of the skin that has been split into 2 or more thickness'
Full Grain is leather just as it is when removed from the animal, with only the hair removed.
This measurement is an indication of the thickness of certain kinds of leather.
An ounce is of equal value to both 1/64 inch and 0.4 mm thickness.
A finished product by sanding
or running the surface of leather on an emery wheel
to separate the fibers in order to produce the nap or fuzz found on Suede leather.
Process of making leather using tanning obtained from
barks, woods or other parts of trees and plants,
Most outstanding characteristics is its ability to be
carved, tooled or embossed.
Leather tanned like this is used for holsters, belts, saddles,
shoe soles, knife sheaths, tooled wallets, purses, etc.
Yards to Sq. Ft. Conversion
If your instructions include Yards rather than square feet,
Because hides are an irregular shape and are measured in square feet versus linear yards for fabric,
this table is provided to assist you in converting from yards of fabric to square footage of leather
required to upholster an article of furniture.
when purchasing our leather you can convert the yards as follows:
1 YD. = 18 Sq.Ft.
2 YDS. = 36 Sq.Ft.
3 YDS. = 54 Sq.Ft.
4 YDS. = 72 Sq.Ft.
5 YDS. = 90 Sq.Ft.
6 YDS. = 108 Sq.Ft.