Inside Upholsterer

Upholster inside sections of chairs and sofas.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Inside Upholsterers do?

Upholsters inside sections of chairs and sofas, utilizing knowledge of upholstery materials and methods: Lifts frame of article and places it on workbench. Tacks material along front rail, outside and inside arms, and onto top outside back. Places padding and material over seat springs and tacks material onto frame to complete seat upholstery. Repeats operation to upholster arms. Places and shapes layers of padding over inside back and tacks material to complete inside upholstery of article. May use grooved foam rubber padding and work excess material into grooves to produce channeled effect and secure material with buttons, using needle, thread, and cotton. May cover burlap with horsehair and cover it with muslin to prepare article for tufting. May cut openings in muslin and push horsehair away from opening and secure it with buttons to create tufting effect.

Should I be an Inside Upholsterer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Upholsterer, Inside

    How to become an Inside Upholsterer

    Most Inside Upholsterers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ceaaa&chl=no+college+%2865%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,65,65
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