Jack White returns to his upholstery roots to restore antique couch

He started an apprenticeship when he was 15

Jack White has returned to his upholstery roots after restoring an antique Sixties-era couch at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

White began a three year upholstery apprenticeship when he was 15 which culminated in him opening his own shop Third Man Upholstery.

The Phillips family which owns the studio called on the singer to rescue an old faded maroon couch.


He took on the task himself, choosing both the fabric and colour scheme.

You can view the transformation via Consequence Of Sound here.

White previously spoke about Third Man Upholstery and admitted he “got so much into the cartooniness of the business, almost to the point of it being a joke to the people who would see me, and they wouldn’t really trust me to do a good job.”

Meanwhile, the singer’s record label, Third Man, recently announced a new partnership with a school at the Standing Rock protests in the US.

The school, The Defenders of the Water, is located in the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Camp at Standing Rock in South Dakota, which serves the children of the families who are currently camped in the “water protectors’ camp community.”


The camps have sprung up in protest against the controversial building of the $3.7bn Dakota Access Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The protests have been fronted by the local Sioux tribe, as well as thousands of Native American supporters from across the continent.

The former White Stripes man also recently shared a new live video of his cover of the Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi song ‘The Rose With The Broken Neck’.

He originally wrote the lyrics for the duo’s track, which was released in 2011 as part of their acclaimed album ‘Rome’.

In a filmed live performance from April 2015, White and his three-person backing band perform a stripped-down version of the song to a small audience at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson.

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