furnish.ed’s first chapter is The Atomic Ottoman Kit.
It’s not really about the Ottoman, although it’s a pretty great ottoman. It’s a project that is specifically designed to teach you fundamental upholstery skills, ensuring you’ll have the confidence and techniques to tackle future projects. Because we know this is about to be your new obsession, and we want you to excel at it!
Upholstery is a language, and learning that language is going to give you superior results, even when you might be starting with average hand tools. We focus on working with those so you can get started with minimal investment, but don’t worry, we’ll show you the professional gear as well!
Assemble your own frame and learn about hessian. Know when and how to apply it as a structural foundation, providing substance and strength.
Work with Foam
Learn to layer it, sculpt it, tame it. This is a fundamental skill you can apply to dining chairs, foot stools, occasional chairs, tub chairs.
Learn to select it, position it, set it, tension it – nail down the process that will leave you with a show-stopping piece you can be proud of.
Master the Details
The techniques that will take your projects to the next level- Piping, buttons, back tack and dust cover. Learn when to use them and how to apply them.
Ready to pledge? Visit our Kickstarter Campaign and choose the “Class of 2018” reward, or add tools and/or designer fabric by opting for higher rewards.