Plenty of books on upholstery. The woodworking is trivial - most
fully-upholstered furniture is truly crude underneath. A halved joint
in unplaned 2x4 is about as complex as it gets.
Pretty easy. My first upholstered piece was recovering a two seater
sofa. I was about to throw it out, until I realised it was a sofa bed
and worth the trouble to rebuild.
Trickiest bit is finding a supplier for upholstery materials. Then
hide the staple gun and the air nailer and go to it in the completely
traditional style. Foam exists to light the fires of eternal fiery
toxic damnation under the butts of those heathens who use it. Don't do
Thanks for advice. I guess my pondering building a sofa myself is that I
have a living space which requires a unique seating area. It's already a
custom job because there's no couch a la carte that I've found so far that
fits the space. I'm thinking it's going to be a built in. The upholstery is
the only part that is the unknown part, but I'm pretty talented so I'm
confident I can pull it off.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Bud) wrote in message
Another option is to take a class from the local community college. An
8 (or so) week class can have you bring in a piece of furniture and
reupholster it in class. Wife and I did our dining room chairs that
way. Based on what I learned
in the class, I might tackle your project, but I'd read up on
upholstery stitching and the layers of fabric and stuffing underneath;
that's where the differences between cheap, marginal, good, and
oh-my-god come into play.
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