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What’s it like to be an Upholsterer?
Upholsterers select, cut, sew and fit fabric or leather materials to furniture
and repair damaged furniture.
Upholsterers generally work in workshops but occasionally may be required to
work in clients’ homes or other sites.
Upholsterers stand for most of the day, as the furniture is normally placed on
a benchtop while work is carried out.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Upholsterer earn an average of $565 per week. The [average
annual salary for this job is $29380 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- able to work neatly and accurately
- able to work independently or as part of a team
- interested in furniture
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- normal colour vision
- good hand-eye coordination.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of HOME ECONOMICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a home economics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of an Upholsterer
Upholsterers may perform the following tasks:
- discuss colour, fabric, style and cost of upholstery with clients
- repair upholstered furniture by replacing covers, webbing, padding and springs
- staple lengths of webbing (a wide tape) on to the underside of the furniture frame
- stretch webbing from side to side, interlacing it to form a base for the padding
- lace tops of springs together to prevent sideways movement and staple hessian to the frame
- cut and fit foam padding
- measure and cut covering material, join sections and tack fabric onto the furniture frame
- cover staples with decorative braid, trim, buttons or nails and attach calico to the underside of the furniture.
Upholsterers may work in one or more of four main fields:
- Antique and Reproduction Upholstery - involves restoring genuine antiques or recreating the style of a certain era in history.
- Custom Upholstery - involves building furniture for special purposes, such as for use in hotels, ships and airports.
- Production Upholstery - involves upholstering mass-produced furniture in sections for the domestic or commercial market.
- Renovation and Repair Upholstery - involves replacing old and damaged upholstery.