Preparing Old Rails
1. After removing the rails from the table, remove the staples from the ends of the rails at the rear edge of the pocket facing.
2. Cut the old cushion cloth along the full length of featherstrip on the cushion side (approximately 1/2" from the cloth line) as shown in the diagram to the right.3. Peel the cloth down and insert a featherstrip puller or flat blade screwdriver (not over 1/8" wide) beneath the featherstrip (as shown in the diagram to the left), and carefully pry the featherstrip out of the groove. If the featherstrip is undamaged save it for reuse. Turn rail face side down and remove the staples from the old cloth.