I was watching a YouTube video about DIY sofa upholstery. At 17:34 the guy pulls out some sort of long metal plate with screw-like protrusions on one side.

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I would like to be able to order (or make) one of those. So what are those called?

  • That link will be dead in an internet minute, making this Q&A useless for future visitors. You should find a picture of what you are talking about, or even provide a quick drawing and maybe a clearer description.
    – user5572
    Commented May 4, 2020 at 14:37
  • @jdv I've added the picture. A bit blurry, but I guess it would suffice.
    – starleaf1
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 0:56

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What you seek is called an upholstery tack strip. The screw-like protrusions are barbs rather than screws and snag/catch the fabric to be stretched and secured.

A quick search using these terms return many results with varied prices and locations to purchase.

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