Profession 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.
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- Realistic / Enterprising
- Furniture trends
The latest trends and manfacturers in the furniture industry.
- Furniture industry
Companies and activities involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of functional and decorative objects of household equipment.
- Upholstery fillings
Materials used to fill soft furniture like upholstered chairs or mattresses must have several properties such as resilience, lightness, high-bulk properties. They can be fillings of animal origin such as feathers, of vegetal origin such as cotton wool or of synthetic fibers.
- Textile materials
Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.
- Upholstery tools
Set of tools used for upholstering furniture, walls and floors such as staple gun, foam cutter, staple remover.
- Decorate furniture
Use techniques such as gilding, silver-plating, framing or engraving to add specific decorations in the material of the furniture.
- Cut textiles
Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.
- Provide customized upholstery
Install custom upholstery, according to the customer's individual requests and preferences.
- Sew textile-based articles
Sew different products based on textiles and wearing apparel articles. Combine good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and physical and mental stamina.
- Use manual sewing techniques
Use manuel sewing and stitching techniques to manufacture or repair fabrics or textile-based articles.
- Sew pieces of fabric
Operate basic or specialised sewing machines whether domestic or industrial ones, sewing pieces of fabric, vinyl or leather in order to manufacture or repair wearing apparels, making sure the threads are selected according to specifications.
- Fasten components
Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.
- Clean furniture
Remove dirt, marks and other unwanted material from furniture.
- Install spring suspension
Nail down the springs to the wooden frame of a chair or other piece of furniture to be upholstered. In the case of mattresses, check the structure holding the springs for defects and fix the layers of protective fabrics to cover the spring suspension.
- Perform upholstery repair
Repair/restore damaged upholstery for a wide range of vehicles; use materials such as fabric, leather, plastic or vinyl.
- Create patterns for textile products
Create a two-dimensional model used to cut the material for textile products such as tents and bags, or for individual pieces needed for upholstery work.