Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Newest Upholstery Sensation: Jack White!

What would you say if I told you that Jack White (of White Stripes/marrying Karen Elson fame...) has a side job upholstering and refinishing furniture?

Yeah, that Jack White.
(via NPR)

In a recent interview with NPR, White shared his affinity for the American craftsman, as well as his own experience running a furniture business that would later influence his band The Upholsterers (yes, really, that's their name). 

He states, "We made a record we stuff into furniture that you could only get if you ripped the furniture open. We even made it on clear vinyl with transparency covers — we thought you couldn't even X-ray it to see if it was in there. I'm talking about — really, you could rip open a couch and think it's not there 'cause it's inside the foam — sliced inside the foam and slid in there. I mean, we really went to great lengths to make sure possibly no one would ever hear our record! But it's there. It's so great. It's there. There's a hundred pieces of furniture out there that have those records, and maybe one day someone will find them."

So, if you're from the Detroit area and had any upholstery done in by a fair-skinned man named Jack, check your cushions for some ultra-rare records.



  1. What?!! That's the weirdest thing I've ever read. I thought it might be an April Fool's Day joke except it's too early. He lives here in Nashville (at least part of the time). Maybe I should take my upholstery jobs to him!

  2. Jack White never ceases to amaze me! And Nashville seems like the perfect fit for him... or maybe I'm just missing the south. :)


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