Upholstery work table

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Project by Everette Ponder Jr posted 06-20-2015 11:28 PM 3207 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son just got a job doing upholstery work. Made him a table to work on. made it in 5 ft by 4 ft sections for travel and mounted it to gether for work. he plane no covering it with vinyl to make a smooth work surface.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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#1 posted 06-21-2015 02:06 AM

Nice job on that work table.
Good luck to your son in his new job.

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#2 posted 06-21-2015 02:11 AM

Sweet! I so need space and a work table such as that.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#3 posted 06-21-2015 02:29 AM

It is difficult to do a good job with upholstery without the proper set up. You have given him a good set up, now the quality of his work will depend on his skills. I do indeed wish him the best.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#4 posted 06-21-2015 11:58 PM


I love the table. You are very wise to build the table around the machine. The storage drawers are perfect.

I always used a thin piece of aluminum conduit to place the spools of welt and zippers under the table. Much like rolls of toilet paper. It really saves a lot of time as the welt comes off easily without twisting or having to unwrap it manually.

May I recommend some cheap smooth Formica on the surface? There are so many reasons why it will out perform the vinyl both in durability and for speeding up work. I can elaborate if you like but when I say speeding up the work, it’s immediately noticeable. It will really help once your son masters the glide cuts.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 01:27 PM

yes Mark
I would pass any helpful tips on to my son. His name is also Mark.

Thanks for the nice words, and helpful hints.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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