I finished the tufting last weekend, and yesterday I began tacking down the edges.
Here's one thing I learned: The heavy duty staples that my electric staple gun uses... they are too thick. The wood is too hard. The staples don't go in. Apparently all the electric staple guns use these heavy duty staples.
So I went to Home Depot and bought another staple gun and some light weight staples. These are working out just fine! Although they pull out a little too easily.
Last night in less than an hour, I almost finished tacking down the top edge and the arms. It's really starting to look like a couch!!
Next step is the piping!! Or do you call it welting?