Furniture Terms

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kick-pleat skirt: a straight upholstery skirt that with smaller skirts placed behind the skirt vents at the corners and other skirt divisions. The smaller skirt may be straight or shirred.

kilim: a flat woven rug of middle eastern origin (Turkey and Iran)

kiln-dry: the process of slow-drying lumber in a kiln to prevent warping, cracking and checking.

klismos: ancient Greek chair style with splayed saber legs, and a curved, shoulder-height back. Depicted on ancient Greek pottery, the form was revived in Directoire, Empire and Regency styles.

knife edge pillow: a pillow or cushion constructed of two pieces of fabric sewn flatly together at the perimeter. A decorative cord may be included in the seam. Batting is inserted between the pieces of fabric.

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