Metal Furniture Panel Coverer

Cover sheet metal sections of furniture.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Furniture Panel Coverers do?

Covers sheet metal sections of furniture with precut cotton padding and upholstery materials, such as fabric, leather, or plastic: Selects sheet metal panel, padding, and upholstery material according to work ticket. Coats surface of panel with glue, using brush or spray gun. Positions and presses padding on panel and trims excess cotton from edge, using scissors. Positions upholstery material over padding and pulls material taut to remove wrinkles. Presses edges of upholstery material onto prongs protruding from back of panel and bends prongs to secure material, using hammer. Trims excess material from edges with scissors. May be designated according to type of panel padded as Back-Panel Padder; Inside-Panel Padder; Side-Panel Padder.


Should I be a Metal Furniture Panel Coverer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Panel Coverer, Panel Coverer, Metal Furniture

    How to Become a
    Metal Furniture Panel Coverer

    Metal Furniture Panel Coverers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Metal Furniture Panel Coverer-related education!
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