DIY Upholstered Bench Tutorial
Create a DIY upholstered bench by Emma Jeffery to add a fresh feel to any room. This tutorial from Fiskars will teach you how to make an upholstered bench from beginning to end!
- Fiskars® Precision Hand Drill
- Fiskars® PowerCut™ Shears (8”)
- Fiskars® Precision Screwdriver
- Fiskars® Precision Hand Saw
- Fiskars® Precision Staple Gun
- Tape Measure
- Wood plank precut to 40” x 11 3/8”
- Plywood precut to 30” x 10.5”
- Wood stain and cloth
- Sanding block
- Faux suede fabric
- Hairpin legs
- Heavy-duty Velcro
Prepare the wood. Prepare the precut wood panel by sanding it with a sanding block and applying wood stain, if using. Allow to dry fully before attaching the legs.
Attach the legs. Mark the position of the legs on the bottom of your wood panel and drill pilot holes with the Fiskars® Precision Hand Drill. Screw the legs in place on the underside of the wood panel with the Fiskars® Precision Screwdriver.
Cut the foam to size. Using a tape measure, measure and mark the foam at 30” x 10.5”, which is the same size as the piece of plywood. Use the Fiskars® Precision Saw to quickly cut the foam to your measured size.
Assemble the cushion. Place the cut foam on top of the plywood. Cover the foam with batting and staple the batting to the underside of the plywood using the Fiskars® Precision Staple Gun.
Apply the fabric. Next, cover the foam and batting with a piece of fabric cut to size. Again, staple the fabric to the underside of the plywood and trim away any excess fabric with the shears.
Attach the cushion to the wood. Cut lengths of self-adhesive heavy-duty Velcro and apply to the top of the wood panel and underside of the cushion.
Items You Will Need
Quantities shown below are recommended