Learn to Reupholster Furniture Through Extension Service

A chair after being reupholstered during a previous class.
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A chair after being reupholstered during a previous class.

What goes on at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Washington County Cooperative Extension Service might surprise you! Besides the main research component for farmers and ranchers, the division also includes activities that impact families of Arkansas.

Some of the many activities supported by this division are Master Gardeners and Extension Homemaker Clubs.  

One of the activites, the “Master Home Furnishers” group, conducts an annual workshop, teaching interested participants how to upholster furniture. Students learn first how to mark a piece of furniture before tearing it down and then are taught the skills and techniques of how to put it all back together, ending with a completely new piece of reupholstered furniture! Gather your tools and join this group for a fun week of furniture “tool time.”

The next class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 19, 20, 21, 24 and 25 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday). An application may be obtained from the Washington County Extension Office, 2536 McConnell Road, Fayetteville, AR 72704. Attendance all five class days is required. Completed application, $80 check and a photo of the chair you wish to upholster must be returned to the Extension Office by Thursday, Feb. 13.

For further information, call 479-444-1755.  Class is limited to eight students.

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