Upholsterers repair and replace upholstery on furniture and
other articles, repair furniture and mattresses, and make other
items of fabric, such as cushions, pillows, awnings, drapes, tents,
and stage properties and scenery.
Upholsterers are classified at State University Campuses and the Office of Mental Health facilities.
UPHOLSTERER: journey level; appointment requires completion of an apprenticeship or four years' experience under a skilled Upholsterer.
Maintenance Assistants perform semiskilled maintenance and repair work on structures and equipment, including furniture and upholstery.
Conservators repair and conserve historic fabrics, furniture, decorative objects, artwork, and other artifacts and document their condition and the repair and conservation work performed. Their work requires specialized education and training.
UPHOLSTERER: determines condition and repair work needed; strips furniture to frames; arranges and secures springs, padding, and covering materials to frames; makes patterns, lays out, cuts, and sews covering materials; applies additional decorative treatments as requested or needed; determines quantity of fabric needed and orders fabrics and other supplies; constructs and repairs mattresses, pillows, truck seats, cushions, slipcovers, and other objects; measures windows and lays out, cuts, and fabricates draperies, awnings, shades, venetian blinds, and other window and decorative treatments; fabricates scenery and stage props for theatrical and other entertainment productions; lays carpets, linoleum, and rugs and makes repairs to materials in place; repairs, refinishes, and polishes exposed woodwork and metal frames; and may supervise unskilled and semiskilled staff.
Non-competitive: completion of an apprenticeship program in upholstering or four years of experience, equivalent to an apprenticeship program, under a skilled Upholsterer.