Sunday, October 6, 2013

Oddfellows Hosts Bench Making Class with Amanda Brown!

Hi Oddfellows friends! I'm excited to announce an upcoming event here at the warehouse. On November 13, 2013 we will host Amanda Brown of SPRUCE Upholstery as she teaches a class of 15 how to construct and upholster their own benches. The event is in conjunction with Amanda's Fall 2013 Book Tour, in support of her newly published book Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design. In addition to the book, Amanda also has an instructional DVD series called Spruce At Home, and is also a contributing writer to Design*Sponge. In addition to the class at Oddfellows, Amanda will also be hosting a book signing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe downtown starting at 7PM. What an honor it will be to have her join us at the shop for a day!

 This class, with Amanda's helpful guidance and knowledge, will teach you how to construct and upholster your own bench to take home. Students will pad, staple fabric, and attach tapered legs to complete a 16"-deep by 48"-long bench. The registration fee includes all materials and supplies, as well as a copy of Amanda's new book. Read below for the details, and be sure to check out Amanda's website SPRUCE for more information about Amanda and her team.

Description: From wooden substrate to finished bench, students pad, staple fabric, and attach tapered legs to complete a 16"-deep by 48"-long bench. Pneumatic tools will be used for this class, including an air compressor and staple guns.
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 13 (1-5pm)
Location: Oddfellows Antique & Design Warehouse 124 Swannanoa River Road
Class Size: 15 people
Registration Fee: $245 per student (includes a copy of the book)

And as if that wasn't enough, Amanda will also be giving one lucky attendee an upholstery tool kit (valued at $225, and $125 worth of fabric). Say what?!? Yes! Sign me up:) This class will probably fill up pretty quickly, so be sure to register soon!!

*I would also like to give a big thank you to Becky Johnson, one of our dealers at the shop. She played a big hand in organizing this event!! Thank you again Becky:)


  1. We're so excited about this and can't wait to get to Asheville! Thanks to all of you for all of your help spreading the word!

    ~Amanda @Sprucehome

    1. Thanks Amanda! We are super excited to have you and the Sprucettes visit:)
      -Tarleton, Manager @Oddfellows