How to create an upholstered panel on a board seat?
Hello. DH and I are building a little windowseat, but there's no vertical room for a cushion, so it'll be a solid wood top. I'd like to dress it up by creating a rectangular upholstered panel, thinly padded and edged by upholstery tacks, on top of it. The panel would be surrounded by the wood it was attached to.
Hope I'm explaining this okay--like the seats of some old chairs--ones you don't want to sit on in shorts. :)
Does anyone have any thoughts on how this would be done? Do I start by covering a piece of cardboard with fabric and padding, then tacking that down? What padding would I use? Thanks for any suggestions.