The Whole 9 Yards is happy to recommend an upholsterer when you purchase your fabric from us. We have strong relationships with several upholstery shops in the area, and put you in direct contact with the person we believe to be best suited to your project.
Once you choose your fabric, we are happy to help you figure out how much yardage you will need for your particular project, and can give you ballpark pricing on the upholstery labor charges. We do not mark up the cost of labor, nor do we make any money from these referrals.
There are a few things that are important to keep in mind when working with any upholsterer:
Every fabric will “sit” differently, which means every project has its own set of nuances and variables. We will do our best to provide you with as much information as possible, but it is your job to communicate clearly with your upholsterer. For example, if you need new foam for your cushions, ask your upholsterer to provide samples for you to sit on. A six foot tall man will have a different feel for a cushion than a five foot tall woman, and if you leave the cushion selection up to the upholsterer, you may end up with his preferred comfort level, not yours!
Once your piece has been opened up, there is always a chance for the scope of work to change. Springs may need to be retied, or foam and batting may need replacing, and these things will affect the cost. We will try our best to give you accurate ballpark costs, but these details will affect the final number.
We do not know how busy the upholsterers are at any given time, but it is not unusual for your project to take 4-5 weeks. If you are working around a particular deadline, please make sure to let your upholsterer know as they may want to adjust the schedule.
And finally, there are times and situations where you may want The Whole 9 Yards to manage the job on your behalf, and while we are happy to help, there will be a charge for this service.