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 clients
repair upholstered furniture by replacing covers, webbing, padding and springs
staple lengths of webbing (a wide tape) on to the underside of the furniture frame
stretch webbing from side to side, interlacing it to form a base for the padding
lace tops of springs together to prevent sideways movement and staple hessian to the frame
cut and fit foam padding
measure and cut covering material, join sections and tack fabric onto the furniture frame
cover 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.