In Pictures: How a Chesterfield Sofa is Made

Jul 31, 2011 by

The chesterfield sofa is an iconic furniture piece that exudes sophistication, wisdom, and comfort all at the same time.  If you have ever wondered just how these pieces are made – and why they last for so many decades – just take a look at the step-by-step, handmade process that goes into each one of these creations by The Original Sofa Co. in the UK. 

Every fine chesterfield starts out as a lovely sketch.


The hardwood frames are handcut, and then the construction officially begins.


Don’t forget the padding for years and years of comfort!


I love how this process is literally sewn by hand!


Here comes the tufts or which chesterfields are famous.


And voila!  A true masterpiece ready to grace any den or study for decades.

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  1. very cool

  2. Love it! Furniture making is such an Art! I was looking at a how to book at the library today…fascinating. :)

  3. Wow, I had no idea what went into making a large piece like this. Very interesting!

  4. George

    Very interesting. Are the back and sides sprung?

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