I rescued a sofa from an uncertain future a few weeks ago. It's in great structural shape. It needs to be reupholstered (I picked up some quasi-shantung in grey with black yesterday for $1 a yard) but first I need to make it "knee friendly". My husband and a number of our friends have had knee surgery and they claim our furniture is all too low. Before investing hours of work into re-covering this sofa, I'd like to make it taller. Any ideas? I'm talking about lifting it about a foot.
My first thought was to get some pallets and size them to the base, then laquer them once they're on there. It's the kind of sofa that has screw-in legs and a wood frame.
I'm in Anchorage and I've been lurking at Craftster (although I have trouble saying the actual word) for a while. It occurs to me that some of you here in Anchorage might be interested in a Fur Rondy event that my preschool/afterschool program is sponsoring. It's called Crafters Smackdown and it's February 26th. There is a fee to join for each team (of up to 4 people). It's loosely based on Craft Corner Death Match. It's a fundraiser for the nonprofit org that is hosting it, and we're a great org.
If anyone's interested in it, look at the Fur Rondy website and check it out.