Under the direction of the Furnishings & Design Department, the Upholstery shop provides its services on campus to all UA departments. We encourage departments who are short on funds but in need of office renovations to use the Upholstery Shop’s services. Our upholsterers can take a worn sofa, and transform it into a piece that looks like new furniture. Our upholstery shop can revamp a variety of items, such as: task chairs, lounge furniture, window treatments, and classroom furniture.

With the assistance of an interior designer, requesting departments choose fabrics to coordinate with their existing and/or new furnishings. The requesting department then reviews and approves an official upholstery quote, which details the charges to be incurred and work to be performed. The designer will then organize the transport of said furniture to the Upholstery Shop in order to start the project. Once the piece has been completed, it is reviewed by the designer and sent back to the requesting department.

E&G departments do not pay for labor charges and only pay for fabric and materials needed. Upholstery projects can be initiated either by entering a work order into the AiM system, or completing a Design Request Form (DRF). Send the DRF via email, intra-campus mail or fax, as noted on the bottom of the form. If you have any questions, please contact our office at upholstery@fa.ua.edu or 348-6508.

**Note: Auxiliary departments are additionally charged for labor. All Upholstery Shop quotes will reflect any and all charges applicable.