Insider's Guide to Furniture & the Home Furnishings Industry

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Furniture: Who can I hire to make a custom couch from reference photos?

Glenn Laughlin is a custom upholsterer in Sophia, North Carolina.

He is a master frame maker, master sewer and master upholsterer at the very highest quality level. He can make almost anything to your exact specifications from a photo or sketch or even a verbal description.

Most of his custom furniture is built with solid maple frames and 8 way hand-tied springs, but he can also work with lower cost materials upon request.

Before computerized design became so widespread Glenn was in constant demand by major furniture manufacturers to create original prototypes from sketches. He also provided blueprints to show the factory people how to make the furniture in production.

Glenn's email address is

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