WHAT SETS US APART?
"Speaking about a common type of upholstery spring, my trade school instructor told us, 'These are good-for-nothing, but you will find them in furniture and you need to know how to install them.' I was taught to upholster the right way.
I was also cautioned that in the "real world" I would meet up with inferior materials and people with a completely different mindset. Since school, I have worked in many upholstery shops, with almost exclusively old foam. There is no pleasure in working when using old foam.
My company, Master Worker, is different. I love it. I love working in peace with clean materials. There's a sense of satisfaction from a job well-done. I enjoy knowing that I put great materials into my customers' seats."
- Owner and Founder
Webbing is the base that holds up the cushion in most chairs and couches. There exists webbing so poor in quality that it never regains its shape after it's sat on one time! We ALWAYS use the BEST webbing in all the furniture we work on. Seat Weight Jute Webbing: Strong, Flexible, Durable, Comfortable. And we never skimp on webbing- we don't put one or two straps and quit. We always give you a solid deck to sit on.
Most upholsterers don't use L's but we love them. We're known to put up to 12 steel L's on each chair of a set of six dining room chairs! They work great for reinforcing weak frame materials and poor construction designs.
Almost all upholsterers use foam. Foam expires! It wears out, even if it never gets sat on. The most common kind of foam used in upholstery is the same dirty old foam the customer brought it to the shop with! This was the cause of many a bitter day for me when working for other people. When old foam comes to Master Worker, we gleefully throw it directly in the GARBAGE.
What do you see in this photo? We see a chair that is ready to be upholstered. All the old fabric, foam, and webbing are in the garbage. All that's left to be reused is the wood frame and the metal springs in the bag on the floor. We feel that it makes no sense to pay hundreds of dollars to sit in a dirty chair! We've seen plenty of chairs and sofas with three, even four layers of grimey fabric, with the original ancient foam inside. Sometimes being clean is dirty work!
This picture is a safety nightmare we found. It's the base of the driver's seat from an SUV that was in a serious crash. The bolts all ripped out of the base and the seat was reattached using hose clamps, wire, and a beat-up chunk of wood! The present owner would never have known without getting into an accident herself. We had the frame welded in various places and all four anchoring bolts welded in and reinforced to make the seat safe again. Safety issues are not necessarily noticeable until the upholstery is stripped off. That is the appropriate time to address problems like these. So we do.
SENATI trained upholstery
Senati is a well-known and respected German-run trade and technology school in Peru. Their 3 year course in all aspects of upholstery and furniture-making has made us a unique company. Unlike most upholsterers who have learned assembly-line style "on the job" from someone who also learned on the job, we have flexibility because of being trained in both the elegant and the heavy-duty from start to finish. We understands the materials, and he knows the methods.
We also have the advantage of his having worked with large quantity orders for years. Do you need 2,000 seats? Great! We want to upholster them. And they'll be delivered exactly as you ordered, if not better than what you expected.
If you have 2 kitchen chairs, also great! They'll return to you much cleaner and way more beautiful.
Our team is made up of upholsterers with many years of experience and we treat everybody well. We are fully capable of reupholstering your equipment and furniture, and we'll recommend high quality vinyls, leathers, and upholstery grade fabrics that will last. We ALWAYS use the BEST webbing on the market to provide both comfort and durability. We always use high quality foam. We always go the extra mile. And we keep our overhead low and charge reasonable prices.
We're interested in repeat customers and good recommendations.