How to Make an Upholstery Work Table

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With any project it’s important to have all the right tools before you begin. One tool that is really helpful when working on upholstery projects is a swiveling work table. With a simple table like this you can set your upholstered piece at a comfortable height and turn the table instead of having to awkwardly wrestle the chair around over and over. We built our own upholstery table and we made a video of the process so you can make one too.

Upholstering the top of our work table.

We designed our work table based on the table our upholsterer, Cindi, uses in her own studio at home. It features a soft top upholstered with Trunkliner fabric, a bottom bay where you can keep your tools, and swivel casters on the bottom for easy movement of the table. This table is a simple build and goes together quickly; it could easily be made in a day.

Watch the video for full step-by-step instructions.

Materials List:

  • 2 x 4 Boards:
    • 4 — 32 inches long
    • 4 — 35 inches long
    • 4 — 24 inches long
  • 2 — 35 x 35-inch Sheets of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) 1/4-1/2-inch thick
  • Drill and Driver
  • 2-1/2-inch and 1-inch Screws
  • Stapler and Staples
  • 4 Swivel Casters
  • Tape Measure
  • Circular or Table Saw
  • 2 yards Trunkliner Fabric

How did your work table turn out? We hope this handy movable work table on casters will make it easier to work on upholstery pieces. At Sailrite, we're all about making the DIY lifestyle easy, fun and accessible. Let us know if you have any questions as you work on your upholstery work table. You can send us an email, call us or leave a question in the comments section below.