Friday, August 2, 2013

Skate-able Coffee Table and Scratching-Post Seating

This piece was custom-made from salvaged wood by a friend of the skater. It's designed to be carried outdoors.

The sofa behind it is a prime candidate for tacky remediation. It looks like a good piece that's road-weary. The quickest fix would be a high thread-count putty-colored cotton drop cloth from a hardware chain. Better would be to have the piece cleaned first. Secure a loose cover with rolls of newspaper tucked firmly into the crevices between seat, back, and arms. The cat attack on the left arm can be remedied with a hot glued patch to secure the integrity of the upholstery. With that in good condition, reupholstering with hot glue is a snap. A flat seat like the one on the sofa in question is often of a modular size, 24x72". I find a super-deluxe self-inflating air mattress with a memory foam layer makes a good substitute for cushions.

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