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Furniture Construction and Selection

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Employability

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:


Learn about Furniture Construction and Selection and complete a Furniture assignment.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Interior Design II
Strand 5 Standard 4

Discuss construction techniques used in upholstered furniture.

Career Connections:

  • Interior Design

1. Furniture Construction and Selection power point presentation.
2. Furniture Construction and Selection worksheet.
3. Furniture Construction and Selection KEY.
4. Create your own bed handout.
5. About 20 cards with a picture of 1 piece of furniture on each card (I used a JCPenney catalog). I chose some from particle board, some from wood, some from metals, and plastics. Then write the cost of the furniture on another set of cards. Laminate if needed.

Background For Teachers:
Be familiar with Furniture Construction and selection power point presentation material.

Student Prior Knowledge:

Intended Learning Outcomes:
With the construction information gained in this lecture, students will be able to make their own bed, and show what the best materials would be to make the bed.

Instructional Procedures:
1. Discuss with students that a knowledge of furniture construction, function, and durability before purchasing furniture ensure better choices.

2. Play matching motivator. Place the furniture pictures on the board, and give the price cards to the students. Have them try to match their price to the picture. Then discuss why the costs of furniture vary so greatly.

3. Show the power point presentation on Furniture and have students complete the accompanying worksheet during the lecture.

4. Hand out the Make your own bed worksheet and discuss. Have students complete the bed, according to the worksheet, and share with the class.


Web Sites

    Great site for upholstered or wood furniture information.

Assessment Plan:
Assessment is included on Construct your own bed worksheet.

USOE Interior Design Curriculum


Created Date :
Jul 12 2003 17:47 PM

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