The Upholstery Tack Strip is used in upholstering to eliminate hand-sewing by creating a straight, smooth edge, generally on the outside arms and backs of furniture. During the upholstering process, there will be seams along the edges where it is not ideal to show nails, tacks, or staples. It will create a straight line against piping or can be used alone. This rigid galvanized metal strip gives a finished look to projects, creating neat and professionally finished edges where desired. At a standard a 1/2 inch width x 30 inches long, this tack strip is a valuable addition to any home decor DIY kit.