Jack White upholstered ottoman available on eBay; possible record inside
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Record press, producer, guitar god and all around rockstar. Jack White is quite the rock & roll renaissance man. But what you may not know is that before all his success White was a working man upholstering furniture for a living at the turn of the century.

The burgeoning rocker upholstered furniture with another Detroit musician, Brian Muldoon. Naturally, White and Muldoon formed a band, appropriately called the Upholsterers. While the duo only cut a couple of singles, they made sure their music was entombed for posterity.

The intrepid upholsterers pressed a hundred copies of their second single--the also aptly titled “Your Furniture Was Always Dead … I Was Just Afraid To Tell You”--and hid a number of the records in furniture they were upholstering. Of course, with Jack White achieving the superstardom he has, furniture he upholstered has become insanely valuable--not to mention the fact that pieces reimagined by White are rare. Add a hidden, rare record to the mix and you’ve got a priceless item on your hands.

As Stereogum reported, an ottoman upholstered by White has recently resurfaced on eBay. Whether or not it contains a record remains a mystery, but other pieces of furniture have been found with vinyl in them. You can check out the Third Man Upholstery ottoman on eBay by following this link.

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