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Sunday, 13 June 2021

How do you sell upcycled furniture? (PartOne)

 

How do you sell upcycled furniture? (PartOne)


Over the last year I have been trying to fix my sofa that I brought from a local charity shop about 5 years ago.


Nope due to general wear and tear I am looking at upcycling it instead of sending it to a landfill or taking it apart and reusing the fabric to make some thing new.


But how do I do this and do it right?


So I will look into this and try to break it down


Step one the second-hand sofa.


The fist thing that one should know what dose second-hand mean?


second-hand

[ˌsekəndˈhand]


ADJECTIVE

  1. (of goods) having had a previous owner; not new.

    "a second-hand car"

    synonyms:

    used · old · nearly new · worn · pre-owned · handed-down · castoff · hand-me-down · reach-me-down

  2. (of information or experience) accepted on another's authority and not from original investigation.

    "second-hand knowledge of her country"

    synonyms:

    indirect · secondary · derivative · derived · vicarious

ADVERB

  1. on the basis that something has had a previous owner.

    "tips on the pitfalls to avoid when buying second-hand"

  2. on the basis of what others have said; indirectly.

    "I was discounting anything I heard second-hand"

    synonyms:

    indirectly · at second hand · on the bush/jungle telegraph · on the grapevine


So where can you buy a second hand sofa from?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


14 of the Best Online Second Hand Furniture Stores (List) - Home Stratosphere


What do I need to know before buying a second-hand sofa?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Top Tips For Buying Second Hand Furniture - Preloved UK


Three Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture Online - Live Free Creative Co


The Ten Commandments of Buying Used Furniture | Apartment Therapy


5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Sofa (thespruce.com)


Avoid These Items When Used Furniture Shopping (thespruce.com)


How do you make sure that you second-hand sofa is safe.


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Furniture Safety Rules for an Accident Free Home (thespruce.com)


Check the Safety Labels



If you’re buying soft furnishings, be sure to check they have the correct fire safety labels. For example, mattresses should have a label stating compliance with BS 7177.

does upcycled furniture need fire labels - Bing images


Second-hand upholstered furniture | Business Companion


Layout 1 (fira.co.uk)


Why are fire labels important on second-hand sofas?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Why are fire labels important? - Reuse Network (reuse-network.org.uk)


Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988/1989, 1993 and 2010 : Firesafe.org.uk


Where to find a fire label on a sofa


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Where to Find a Fire Label on a Sofa - Fire Safety Label (gbfoamdirect.co.uk)


What second-hand sofas do not need a fire safety label?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


The following are excluded from the controls:

  • Furniture made before 1 January 1950

  • materials for upholstery of furniture made before 1 January 1950

  • goods for export


How can I donate a Sofa?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Check for fire labels - UK safety standard for upholstered items | BHF