How long have you been doing upholstery?
I've been stitching and sewing since I was young, with a strong curiosity but intimidation towards the trade. I started upholstery as soon as I moved to the Pacific Norwest 4 years ago. I apprenticed for 9 months at a local consignment shop along side Master Upholsterer Eliud Grijalva, who graciously taught me everything I know.
How long does this take?
This completely depends on how many other pieces are in progress in the workroom as well as the type of furniture you have. The dimensions, the overall integrity as well as the material you want. To reserve your spot, please submit your information here.
I see you Upholster Furniture, do you also offer automotive upholstery too?
I sure do! Anything pre 1969. Depending on what you are looking to do, or if the pattern is available online, for newer interiors it would behoove you to buy straight from the factory.
Do you make house calls?
Only for very close addresses for now. I am the only one in my shop and am here everyday ( closed Mondays ) so I only have a few times a month to make the trip. But I am happy to schedule something, if you'd like, feel free to send me a time to get reserved.
How much does upholstery cost?
I get asked this every time someone walks through my door. Every time I'm still just as excited to educate folks on a very open ended and popular question. Price could be anywhere from $40 for a sewn cushion to $1300 for a sofa - and that's just in labor. Material also plays a huge role in labor. If there is a pattern that requires matching, expect more cost in labor. If you want tufting, with 60 buttons, expect more cost in labor. There are a lot of variables to consider, so the best thing to do is send in an inquiry for an estimate or check out my blog article for a comprehensive list of what to expect.
can i store my furniture at the shop?
Once I complete your piece, I can keep it in the store for 14 days from completion. If you are in need to store your furniture while you are on vacation, remodeling your home or moving, I am happy to accommodate an extra weekly charge of $40 - pending there is room.