Upholsterer Kaiwhakapaipai Uhinga Waka

Upholsterers make, install and attach the springs, padding, linings and covers of furniture.

Upholsterers may do some or all of the following:

  • discuss requirements with customers
  • remove, repair or replace damaged or worn furniture parts
  • draw up patterns or cutting plans
  • cut and sew fabrics to the right size and shape
  • attach springs, padding and covers to furniture frames.

Physical Requirements

Upholsterers need to have steady hands and good hand-eye co-ordination.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for upholsterers includes:

  • work in the furniture industry
  • sales work
  • factory work
  • sewing work.

Personal Qualities

Upholsterers need to be neat and accurate in their work, with an eye for detail.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for upholsterers includes:

  • work in the furniture industry
  • sales work
  • factory work
  • sewing work.

Subject Recommendations

A minimum of three years of secondary education is recommended. Useful subjects include English, maths and technology. 

Upholsterers can earn around $39K-$42K per year per year.

Upholsterers may progress to set up their own business.

Upholsterer

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