Outside Upholsterer

Upholster outside sections of furniture.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Outside Upholsterers 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.

Should I be an Outside Upholsterer?

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: Upholsterer, Outside

    How to become an Outside Upholsterer

    Outside Upholsterers 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 Outside Upholsterer-related education!
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