Spruce Upholstery Tip: How to Position Pleats

This week, I had a couple of projects which required some pleating here and there, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share some suggestions about making pleats. The number one goal when making a pleat is not to create a  “crumb catcher.” There are two simple ways to prevent this upholstery…

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Spruce Upholstery Tip: Cutting Two Boards at Once!

Time is valuable. So when I see an opportunity to save some, I take it. This week’s tip is not only a time saver, but it will also ensure more accurate results. Win, win! Lately we’ve had a demand for our custom diamond-tufted ottoman. After building a few, it occurred to me that there is…

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Spruce Upholstery Tip: Cutting Two Boards at Once

Time is valuable. So when I see an opportunity to save some, I take it. This week’s tip is not only a time saver, but it will also ensure more accurate results. Win, win! Lately we’ve had a demand for our custom diamond-tufted ottoman. After building a few, it occurred to me that there is…

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New Spruce Custom Ottomans

We wanted to take a moment to share with you two triumphant new retail pieces up for grabs here at the shop. They are sick (the awesome kind of sick, of course)! Please, marvel at their beauty. Spruce’s Pippin Tufted Ottoman   Darby Tufted Ottoman   These pups are 36″ in diameter and 18″ tall…

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Spruce Upholstery Tip: Using a Hole Saw for Button Tufting

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Furniture Parts and Terminology

Describing furniture parts can be a mind-boggling and frustrating task if you don’t have the right descriptive terms.  Before I learned how to upholster, my descriptions sounded like, “You know, that dividing edge-thing by the front of the chair at the bottom with the cord-stuff…”  That would be a tack band with welt cord. Here…

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Nugget of the Week: Headboard Central

The most exciting part of our week has been our first round of custom headboards booked during our sale a few weeks ago. This has been one of the most diverse groups of headboards we’ve made. From velvet to Marimekko, rectangular to round, smooth to diamond tufted, we’ve done it all this week. Here are…

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