Table Run

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Leather Terminology / Other Leather Terms


Definition of Table Run

Because of the different leather characteristics (coloring, texture, pliability, shape, sizing, etc), leather is often graded as A, B, C, or D, depending on the level of damage or defect on the hide.

Table run is generally a combination of the different graded hides. Depending on the grade used, table run can consist of quality leather or leather craps that make cheap leather products.

Below is a detailed explanation of the graded and non-graded leathers and their qualities.

Graded and Non-Graded Leather Description
Grade A
  • Extremely durable; derived from top-grain leather
  • Clean and well cured, with no signs of putrefaction
  • Allows small to no defects in the prime areas and some defects (4–5) across the hide
Grade B
  • Obtained from corrected grain hence still soft to the touch and durable
  • Small defects in the prime cutting areas and a few holes across the hide
Grade C
  • Has poor grain pattern
  • Contains some putrefaction defects
  • Has loose fibers hence will sponge and swell in water
  • Up to 30% of the hides are damaged
Grade D
  • Very poor grain pattern
  • Spoiled or damaged hides
  • Defects cover up to 50% of the hide
  • Hides with significant damage
  • Include all hides with more defects than accepted for grade D (50%+)
Table Run (TR)
  • A mix of A, B, C, and D grain hides
  • Quality depends on the hides used

Example of Table Run in a Sentence

"When they reached the end of the workshop’s corridor, they found a man holding table run leather pieces"

Synonyms: tannery run

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Written by Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Read more