Furniture Upholsterer Job Profile

Description and Responsibilities

As a Furniture Upholsterer, you will be responsible for all aspects of upholstery across a range of products.

Depending on whether you work in the production of new furniture or restoration, the products made, and the materials used, the role of a Furniture Upholsterer may vary. However, some of the common duties of the role are to:

  • Cut and apply foam and upholstery fabric
  • Apply buttoning and cushioning
  • Use hand and air compressor tools
  • Repair furniture frames
  • Strip down and re-upholster furniture, using supplied and own-made templates

Typical Hourly Rate

A Furniture Upholsterer may expect to earn between £8 and £11 per hour, dependent on your skills and level of experience.

Required Skills and Experience

The exact requirements for an upholstery role may differ based on the specific products the organisation manufactures. However, many employers will require the successful candidate to have the following:

  • A minimum of 1 year experience working as a furniture upholsterer
  • Experience working with a variety of upholstery materials
  • Sewing and cutting skills
  • Ability to understand and follow technical drawings
  • Some employers may also require you to have deep buttoning experience

XCL are experts at helping skilled furniture upholsterers find their next job in busy warehouses and manufacturing facilities. We’ll work with you closely to identify the roles that are most suitable for your skills and experience, as well as the employers who best align with your career goals.

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