frequently asked questions
What is furniture upholstery?
Upholstery is the material that makes up a piece of furniture: the fabric, padding, springs and the rest of the support system. Upholstering—or more technically considered, reupholstering—is the act of tearing down and removing these materials to ensure the end product not only looks better, but is stronger and more durable.
Is furniture upholstery worth it or should I buy new?
If your furniture's frame still has good bones (meaning it's made from solid wood) and is not damaged or broken, then yes, upholstery is typically worth it. On average, today's retail furniture has a lifespan of 5 years, whereas a reupholstered piece can last for 10-20 years.
Can I supply my own fabric?
Yes! We are currently one of the only upholstery shops in the Minneapolis-area that allows you to supply your own fabric. Please note we do not warrantee nor guarantee your fabric for wearability, flaws or appropriateness for the piece you are hoping to upholster.
How long does upholstering take?
All of our estimates are on a custom basis and can vary, although we typically estimate 4-6 weeks. In some cases, we can accommodate a rushed service if you're working within a specific timeframe.