Spruce Upholstery Tip: Create Your Own Welt Cord Stick

Sometimes we work on projects that require miles of welt cord. Making a welt cord stick can help you quickly draw your welt cord on fabric. Let me show you how! We use Masonite to make our welt cord sticks because it is durable, light, and doesn’t splinter. You can easily find Masonite at your…

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Spruce Upholstery Tip: Replicating a Sewn Upholstery Pattern

I find many people are discouraged from taking on certain upholstery projects because of their lack of sewing abilities. When I started at Spruce, I had very little sewing experience. You may be surprised at how simple upholstery sewing usually is. I have a neat little tip for you to keep in your back pocket…

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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: How to Level a Skirt

This trick is simple yet very effective.  A small amount of string proved to be very helpful to Frank while attaching this waterfall skirt.  In cases like these, our eyeballs cannot be trusted to accurately tell if the skirt is level.  This fun little string trick ensures that you will get it right the first…

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Spruce Upholstery Tip: Leveling Sinuous Springs

If you aren’t working with coil springs on your piece, you’re likely to come across sinuous springs. These puppies, otherwise known as zigzag springs, offer good support and bounce without requiring the skill and time of tying coil springs. Sometimes one sinuous spring just isn’t the same height as the others. You can spend loads…

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Tips and Tricks from the Sprucettes!

Here at the Spruce shop we are steady cranking out furniture.  While we like to make sure that our client’s pieces leave the shop in flawless condition, occasionally we have an unexpected “bump in the road” that needs resolving.  Through many heart-crushing experiences we have accumulated a handful of remedies for different complications!  I would…

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Tip: Seat Cushion Remedies!

There are a few quick things you can do to make your limp, dehydrated cushions fabulous once again! Consider the next few cushion-rejuvenating activities to perk up your loose chair or sofa cushions. 1) Did you know that foam becomes dehydrated over time? You can rehydrate your cushion by steaming the foam with a high-steam…

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Tip: Salvation For Your Wood-Framed Furniture

I don’t know why we haven’t mentioned it before, but we hold a couple products near and dear to our hearts here at Spruce. We use them daily to give new life to the most beat-up and dehydrated wood frames and tables that we encounter. Here they are folks: Howard Products: Restor-A-Finish: If you have…

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