All Xianleather products are hand made using only the finest leathers From Hermann Oak where
tooling is being done as the highest of quality results are desired. From the smallest project to full car interiors,
wall hangings, motorcycle seats, clothing, helmets, furniture , saddles and more. Only Hermann Oak, A grade ,#1 pick
leather sides are used. I always believed the foundation is where quality begins.
Hand cut kangaroo lace dyed to match is all that's used for lacing and assembly where lace is
needed/wanted by the customer. Starting from a heavy cut lace this insures durability, less roll ,and more grip strength
as the lace is worked. For hand stitching 3-11 cord twist, waxed Irish linen is used , it holds the stitch and wax
perfectly, heat bonds at the stitch joint very well , is available in many colors and is strong enough to hold for
generations to come even when used and abused. The highest grade adhesives, and fasteners are used as well, to
insure your leather will never fail or need repair in the future.
Seat pans can be sent as is as long as they fairly clean on the bottom. No need to paint of powder
coat unless you plan on having the bottom center section visible. Raw metal or fiberglass is best . The entire pan will
be covered with a layer of adhesive /leather or felt so no need to put in that extra work. Seat work usually takes
4-5 weeks generally from your appointment date, Sometimes a bit faster. At times it will take longer and Ill advise
you of this at the time you make your appointment with me. Its usually best to make the appointment weeks out before
your build is done, or when you plan on having final assembly going on. The same applies to all other projects as
well, including home furnishings. Booking ahead always works out for the best. I do work alone , from the art work
all the way through the finished product so I,m the only one who will be handling your project , no second hand
messages to get turned around in the process.
Emailing is best for discussing a project in the beginning, as time moves to the art stage some
phone time is also needed. If you prefer to discuss over the phone as well , just give a call, I'm always here in
the shop working. When emailing, please send over your ideas, include pictures of the actual piece/ seat pan,
what you have in mind, coloring, assembly preferences, etc, etc. It'll give me a good starting point on what the work
will require, the amount of time, and allow me to send accurate quotes as well. Feel free to send inquiries at any time
and be as specific as you want, there is no such thing as too much information when creating a piece of artwork.
The customers input is just as important as the artists work, nothing is impossible with great collaboration!.
Thank you for stopping by Xianleather..
Christian Xian Marsh~