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We offer UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL International and a number of freight trucking companies for large orders needing to be palatalized.  Expedited shipping options are also available. 

 Orders generally ship within 2-3 business days. 

 We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  We also accept pre-payments in the form of checks, personal checks, business checks, money order, etc.  Or, we can ship your order COD if you prefer.  You can also inquire about credit terms with us.  

 Yes!  We can send you samples at your request. 

Our warehouse is open between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.   We also will open on some Saturdays by appointment only, so give us a call.

Yes, of course!    We welcome all customers.   You will be charged at our Retail price.

For the most up to date information, please give us a call.   

If your order has been shipped, you should have received an email copy of your invoice, complete with tracking. 

We are closed for the following holidays (may vary):

New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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We offer UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL International and a number of freight trucking companies for large orders needing to be palatalized.  Expedited shipping options are also available. 

 Orders generally ship within 2-3 business days. 

"TR" means Tannery Run, which is a mixture of grade #1 and #2.

Leather, being "Natures Product" is subject to holes, blemishes and scarring.   Ordering our List 1 will assure you of the best selection available for that type of leather.   Our List 2 is usually a good mix of Grade 1 and Grade 2.   The economy or List 3 is subject to having brands or cosmetic defects, although these hides have good cutting.   *See sales rep for large order price break!*

We accept returns within 30 days of original purchase. All returns must be accompanied by a copy of your invoice or the return will not be processed!  If a copy is not available, you MUST obtain one and include it with your package. The leather must be in original condition. We will not accept any returns that have been cut into or marked on in any way.  A restocking fee of 15% will be applied if you returned your items after 30 days.  We are not responsible for return freight costs and all returns must be sent to the Physical Address:

The Hide House
595 Monroe St
Napa, CA 94559

Our warehouse is open between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.   We also will open on some Saturdays by appointment only, so give us a call.

Yes, of course!    We welcome all customers.   You will be charged at our Retail price.

With regards to leather, it is one hide (or side) of anything.   Please note: We do not cut hides to order.

Process Flow Sheet


Wet Operations
1.    Receiving and Storage of Raw Hides
2.    Soaking
3.    Unhairing
4.    Bating
5.    Pickling
6.    Tanning
7.    Wringing and Sorting
8.    Trimming and Siding
9.    Splitting and Shaving
10.    Retanning, Coloring, Fat Liquoring
11.    Setting Out

Dry Operations

12.    Drying
13.    Conditioning
14.    Staking
15.    Buffing
16.    Finishing
17.    Plating
18.    Grading
19.    Measuring

Analine Finish    Full grain leather which has been colored with dyestuffs rather than pigments. Usually topped with a protein, resin, or lacquer protective coating; can also be waxed.


Bark Tanned    See Vegetable Tanned


Boarded    A grain effect produced by folding a skin grain against grain and mechanically rolling the two surfaces back and forth against each other.


Buffed    Leather which has been smoothed or sueded by mechanical sanding.


Chrome Tanned    Leathers which have been tanned with soluble chromium salts, primarily basic chromium sulfate. Currently the most widely used tannage in the U.S.A.


Combination Tanned 
   Leathers tanned with more than one tanning agent. For example, initially chrome-tanned followed by a second tannage (called Retan) with vegetable materials.


Embossed
    A mechanical process of permanently imprinting a great variety of unique grain effects into the leather surface. Done under considerable heat and pressure.


Full Grain 
   Grain leather in which only the hair has been removed. Usually carries either an analine or glazed finish.


Glazed Finish 
   Similar to an analine finish except that the leather surface is polished to a high lustre by the action of glass or steel rollers under tremendous pressure.


Grain Leather    Hides and skins which have been processed with the grain, or outer surface, dressed for end use.


Imitation
    A variety of materials which have been made to resemble genuine leather. The great bulk of these are rubber or plastic coated fabrics. It is unlawful to use terms connoting leather to describe imitations.


Leather
    The pelt of an animal which has been transformed by tanning into a non-putrescible, useful material.


Mineral Tanned 
   Leathers which have been tanned by any of several mineral substances, notably the salts of chromium, aluminum, and zirconium.


Oil Tanned    Leathers tanned with certain fish oils. Produces a very soft, pliable leather such as chamois.


Pigment Finish 
   A process of coloring and coating the leather surface with colored pigments dispersed in film-forming chemicals called binders. The latter can be tailor-made to produce surfaces that are hightly resistant to wear, fading, etc.


Retan    See Combination Tanned


Side Leather    Cattlehide grain leather which, prior to processing, has been cut in half forming two "sides". Purpose is to reduce the size to better accommodate tannery equipment. Represents the largest volume of commercial leather currently produced.


Snuffed    Grain leather which, in addition to hair removal, has had the outer surface removed by light buffing.


Split 
   The underneath layer of side leather which has been "split" off. Devoid of a natural grain, it may be either sueded or pigment finished and embossed.


Suede 
   Leathers that are finished by buffing the flesh side (opposite the grain side) to produce a nap. The term refers to the napping process, and is unrelated to the type of skin used.


Synthetic    See Imitation


Top Grain
    See Full Grain


Vegetable Tanned 
   Leathers which have been tanned with vegetable materials that are derived from certain plants and woods, often called Bark tannins.

Bag, Case, & Strap    Cattlehide leather used to make travel bags and suitcases. Does not include Handbag leather.


Belt 
   Leather from which waist belts are made. Not to be confused with Belting leather.


Belting    Heavy cattlehide leather used to make belts for the transfer of power in machinery.


Bookbinding    Used for covering books, picture frames, etc.


Case    See Bag, Case, & Strap


Chamois    The product of oil tanning the underneath layer (called a "flesher") that has been split from a sheepskin.


Diploma    Usually vegetable tanned sheepskin used in making diplomas.


Glove    Sheep, pig, deer, and kidskin that has been tanned to produce a soft, stretchy leather for dress gloves. Also, cattlehide splits, sheepskin, and others that are tanned for garden and work gloves.


Handbag    Any of a variety of leathers used for women's handbags.


Harness    Vegetable tanned cattlehide leather finished for harness and saddlery use.


Ha
t    Vegetable tanned calf or sheepskin leather used for hat sweatbands.


Insole 
   A shoe leather used for the inner sole which the foot rests upon. Usually form cattlehide.


Lining  
 A shoe leather used for the inside portions. Made from all kinds of hides and skins, either grain or suede finished.


Novelty
    Any of a variety of leathers, frequently vegetable tanned, used for billfold  and small leather goods.


Outsole 
   A shoe leather used for the outer soles. From vegetable tanned cattlehide, often quite thick.


Patent    A shoe leather, heavily finished to give a highly lustrous, baked-enamel type appearance, used for shoe uppers. Generally from cattlehide.


Shoe    General term including all upper, lining, and sole leathers.


Slipper
    Cowhide and sheepskin leathers, usually chrome tanned, used for slipper uppers.


Sole    See Insole and Outsole


Strap    See Bag, Case, & Strap


Sweatband    See Hat


Upholstery    Large cattlehide, split thin, and tanned for use as furniture and automobile set coverings.


Upper 
   A shoe leather used for the upper portions. Predominantly from cattlehide and calfskins, although a great variety of skins are used. Usually combination tanned.

 Yes! Gift certificates are available in any dollar amount.  

We are closed for the following holidays (may vary):

New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

For the most up to date information, please give us a call.   

If your order has been shipped, you should have received an email copy of your invoice, complete with tracking. 

 We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  We also accept pre-payments in the form of checks, personal checks, business checks, money order, etc.  Or, we can ship your order COD if you prefer.  You can also inquire about credit terms with us.  

 Shipping costs are based off the weight of the package(s) and your delivery address.  Shipping costs are not included in the prices of the leather, and will vary depending on the size of the order and your location.

 Yes!  We can send you samples at your request. 

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