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Announcements

Participate in our Second Annual Pricing Survey! 

Do you ever wonder how your pricing measures up to other upholsterers? Would you like to know how pricing in Wichita differs from pricing in San Diego? Are you thinking of offering a new service and curious about the going rate?

The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete, and you can add or edit your responses as often as you like until the survey closes.

This survey is open to US-based upholsterers only.

Click this link to fill out our survey today!

Get Involved and Help Lead the Way

Volunteer with the National Upholstery Association!


Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Our board and committees are composed of unpaid volunteers - small business owners, manufacturing professionals, and upholstery students - who are all passionate about supporting and advancing the field of upholstery. The NUA needs more volunteers - it's as simple as that. Most volunteer positions only have a time commitment of 2-3 hours per month. Please consider becoming an NUA Volunteer - learn more here.

Thought Leadership


The NUA's Webinar Committee collates fresh content every month to highlight the expertise of our community and to enrich our members with tools, skills, and resources.

Webinars

The NUA holds webinars on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm ET. Here's what we have planned next:

Holiday Upholstery Gift Ideas

Tuesday, November 8th
1:00pm EST

Gifts for yourself and gifts for your favorite upholsterer with Rhonda Shanahan and Nancy Sargent! PLUS all webinar participants will receive an exclusive discount code for 10% off all NUA shop merch through November. 

Members - Check your November 1st emails for registration information!

Wood Conservation with Kevin Southwick

Tuesday, December 13th
1:00pm EST


Over the past twenty-five years, Kevin Southwick has honed his understanding of finishes, applications and methods which have been published in several woodworking magazines. His webinar will address frame repairs before upholstering, and strengthening wood to hold staples or tacks, and many more valuable tips for the upholsterer.

Members - Watch your emails in November for registration information.

The Importance of Traditional Skills When Mastering Upholstery with Upholstery Education's Iain Stephens

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 1:00pm EST

Iain Stephens has more than 26 years of experience and has taught all levels of the AMUSF. He is one of several Master Upholsterers teaching for Upholstery Education. He has extensive experience in both traditional and modern upholstery techniques and will focus this webinar discussing how the marriage between the two are vital.

Members - Watch your emails in December for registration information.
Members can view all past webinar recordings here.

Not a member? See what you're missing.

Want to know what else we have scheduled?
Check out our list of Upcoming Webinars.

Have an idea for a webinar? Email us at
webinars@nationalupholsteryassociation.org

Latest Blogs

Manning the Fort

By Monica Rhodes, NUA Volunteer and Owner of Monday Wash Furniture

An Interview with Glenn McAllister of Fortner Inc. on expanding and hiring within the evolving landscape of upholstery service, training and employment.

Click here to read the full interview

Inaugural NUA Sponsored CWC Pre-Event: Feld Trip to Colonial Williamsburg — In Review
 

We sponsored a trip to Colonial Williamsburg where we learned about historic upholstery, soft furnishings and the preservation of historic furniture pieces. The curation staff lead a personalized tour enjoyed by our attendees! 

See photos and more info from the event here!

Industry News

Upcoming Events

Custom Workroom Conference—Save the date


Save the date! We hope to see you all at the Custom Workroom Conference October 2-4 2023 at the Sharonville Convention Center and Hyatt Place Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

 

National Upholstery Frame Business Workshop 2022


Offered by North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension

Thu, November 10, 2022
9:00am – 4:00pm EST

Conover Station Building
403 Conover Station Southeast
Conover, NC 28613

A one day workshop that focuses on the design and manufacturing of upholstery furniture frames-business and design topics are covered. 

This is a free, in-person event. Click here for more information about this event. Registration is required.

News From Our Partners

Albright's Supply Presents: Upholstery Diamonds

October 2022 Upholstery Diamond

Gordon Willis of Tullahoma Seat Cover (Tullahoma, TN) answers questions about his upholstery journey.

Click here to read about Albright's current Upholstery Diamond.

What We're Watching

Furniture Study Talk, The Pursuit of Comfort Upholstery in America

 
In this special-topic speakers consider traditional upholstery techniques and materials, from 18th-century reindeer hide to 20th-century textiles produced for the furniture design firm Knoll.

What We're Reading

Industry News
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The NUA was founded in 2019 to inspire a rebirth of the upholstery profession. Our mission is to work together to support and advance the field of professional upholstery. Membership benefits include Continuing Education, Networking, Member's Only Resources, and more.
 
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