Reupholstery of existing furniture

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We strip down the furniture of its existing old fabric, and can add new foam or wadding, and recover with gorgeous new fabric to make your furniture as good as new. Some of clients say better than when they bought it new!

Before we start work we will give you a written itemised quote, and discuss everything with you so that you can rest assured that we will carry out the work exactly as quoted.

Modifications and repairs to existing furniture

Modifications and Repairs

In some cases we can change or modify your furniture to suit your needs. Talk to us about your wishes and we will advise the best way to achieve your vision.

  • Repair of broken frames and arms of upholstered furniture
  • Adding height to the frame or with wooden or metal legs
  • Replacing the seat foam or back filling inners
  • Rewebbing or respringing the underneath support system of the seat cushions
  • Replacing recliner chair cables or handles
  • Partial recovering of arms or seat cushions
  • Replacement of worn out or broken zips

Fitted Loose covers, Window Seat Squabs

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When you want the best fitting professionally made loose covers, rectangular or shaped squabs, cane squabs, or motorhome and caravan squabs come and see us. The fussiest and most particular interior designers do because they know we will get it right first time.

Caravan, Boat and Outdoor Squabs, Deck chairs and Loungers

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For outdoor squabs or boats we can offer advice and supply of specialist outdoor fabrics including ‘Sunbrella’ fabrics. We have a huge range to show you. We also can offer ‘Ezidri’ foam – a free draining foam produced specifically for leaving outdoors in all weather.

Decorative Scatter Cushions and Bolsters

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Our custom made decorative scatter cushions come in any size, shape and finish you can imagine. Julie is an expert in finding just the right fabrics to turn ordinary rooms into extraordinary! Make your room sing – find your feature cushions with us to provide extra comfort and to finish off that room. We can offer all types of cushion fillings – feather, featherfibre, fibremix, tetron fill, ergofill.

Antiques and Deep Buttoning

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  • For these special often sentimental pieces, we will take extra care to keep the authenticity of your chaise, grandfather or grandmother chair or suite.
  • We can arrange for a professional restorer to take care of the woodwork restoring it in a manner of ways depending on your specifications. This can be discussed with him direct, and then we organise everything for you from the woodwork restoration and the reupholstering.
  • Nick is an expert in the art of deep buttoning, having reupholstered many Victorian settees, Grandfather chairs, headboards and wing back chairs with the beautiful plushness of deep buttoning in leather, velvets, weaves, damasks and linens.
  • Julie has a special love for antiques and can help find you a suitable fabric to suit your home and the style of the furniture

Headboards and Beds

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  • Reupholstery of existing headboards
  • We can make New headboards – any size, shape or style
  • Installation of headboards
  • Talk to us about special finishes such as Silver Stud detail or Top Stitching

We have literally made 1000’s of custom made headboards to instantly add luxury and finesse to any bedroom. They can be made to stand on the floor, be attached to the bed, or to attach to the wall with special easy to attach brackets. We can install these for you if you wish.

Popular upholstery choices for headboards are modern, exotic and expansive choice of PU vinyls, velvets for a Hollywood glam look, or timeless classic linen.

Footstools, Ottomans and Benchseats

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  • Reupholstery of existing footstools
  • Adding new wooden or metal legs to modernise existing footstools
  • We can make New Footstools – any size, shape or style – with or without storage

Footstool, ottomans or pouffes (pronounced poofs!) have got to be one of the handiest greatest inventions for lounge and family rooms. You can use them as a footrest, coffee table, extra seating or extra storage boxes for ones with a liftable lid.

Blend them in using the same fabric as the furniture or make a feature of a larger ottoman with a bold and vibrant statement fabric!

Retro Furniture

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It’s all back in fashion – retro furniture – why? – because it’s well made and comfortable and functional. With slim line arm styles, strong wooden frames and tension springs, retro furniture like Parker Knoll, Don, Morgan, Fleur, G Plan are highly sought after and are increasing in value as they become the antiques of tomorrow. We have an extensive range of fabrics and retro vinyls to suit these styles.

Queen Anne Style Suites

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Commonly regarded as Queen Anne style with the mahogany frame and rattan cane in the backs and arms, these old favourites are often just too good to throw out. Once revived they can accommodate a number of modern or traditional styles of upholstery fabrics. We have found the perfect way to update these suites, with new ‘elephant’ grade seat foam and new ‘ergofill’ back cushions so that they become usable once again for many years to come. If the woodwork needs restoring we can take care of that for you too. Some of our clients have chosen to have the wood painted to a more French distressed style and this can work very well for a more modern setting.

Restoration of woodwork

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Although we do not do woodwork restoration or repairs ourselves, over the years we have built up a wonderful relationship with a specialist woodwork restorer whom can discuss your requirements and quote to you direct. We have worked with Avi Koifman of Dovetail Restorations for many years now, and the quality of his workmanship and ability to work with us to provide the highest standard of customer service has been exceptional. Julie and her assistant Briar will organise everything for you if you would like the woodwork restoration and reupholstery co-ordinated together. We take care of all the liaising and synchronisation of work so that you don’t have to worry about a thing.

For quotes on woodwork restoration, polishing or repairs, including paint finishes, contact Avi direct on ph 636 6100 or email him a photo of your furniture to avi@dovetailrestorations.co.nz.

Commercial work, offices, bars, restaurants, schools etc

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•    Experience in providing all manner of commercial work
•    Benchseats, Wall panels, Screens, Office chairs, Reception and Boardroom furniture reupholstery
•    Commercially rated fabrics especially for high use areas
•    Fire Retardant fabrics for Upholstery and Drapery
•    We work with Commercial interior fitout companies and builders