Upholsterers select, cut, sew and fit fabric or leather materials to furniture and repair damaged furniture.
Duties & Tasks
Upholsterers may perform the following tasks:discuss colour, fabric, style and cost of upholstery with clientsrepair upholstered furniture by replacing covers, webbing, padding and springsstaple lengths of webbing (a wide tape) on to the underside of the furniture framestretch webbing from side to side, interlacing it to form a base for the paddinglace tops of springs together to prevent sideways movement and staple hessian to the framecut and fit foam paddingmeasure and cut covering material, join sections and tack fabric onto the furniture framecover staples with decorative braid, trim, buttons or nails and attach calico to the underside of the furniture.
Upholsterers generally work in workshops but occasionally may be required to work in clients' homes or other sites.par Upholsterers stand for most of the day, as the furniture is normally placed on a benchtop while work is carried out.
- enjoy practical and manual activities able to work neatly and accurately able to work independently or as part of a team interested in furniture able to cope with the physical demands of the job normal colour vision good hand-eye coordination.