furniture upholsterer


Furniture upholsterers provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing and covers. Sometimes they have to remove old padding, filling and broken strings before to replace them using tools such as a tack puller, chisel or mallet. The aim is to provide comfort and beauty to seats as backs of the furniture.

Alternative label

  • chair builder

  • seat maker

  • craft upholster

  • craftswoman upholster

  • craftsman upholster

  • commercial upholster

  • seat builder

  • mattress maker

  • craftsperson upholster

  • chairmaker

  • chair maker

  • soft furnishing maker

  • mattress builder

  • heritage upholsterer

Regulatory aspect

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