Outside Upholsterer

Upholster outside sections of furniture.

What does an Outside Upholsterer do?

Upholsters outside sections of furniture such as chairs and sofas, utilizing knowledge of upholstery procedures: Tacks cardboard, padding, and upholstery material to top, side, and bottom rails of outside arms, fitting and shaping materials to obtain specified contour. Tacks covering material to top, bottom, and side rails of back frame and sews upholstery covering edges onto inside back and outside arm coverings with needle and thread to complete upholstery of furniture piece. Tacks cover to bottom rails to enclose bottom area. Attaches trimming material, such as gimp, braid, binding, skirts, and panels to upholstered frames, using glue, staples, nails, or tacks. May screw leg units to frame.