Furniture Upholsterer and Refinisher Serving Your Local Area

JH Conklin & Co service area

JH Conklin & Co service area

Generally, our pick up and delivery area extends 50 to 60 miles from Pennsville, NJ.  It covers regions of southern New Jersey, northern Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and northeastern Maryland.  These regions are our standard area.  We have stretched them.

Pick up and delivery by appointment are provided at no additional charge in this area.  You don't have to haul your furniture to us!

 

Service Area Counties in the Delaware Valley Area

Pennsylvania

  • Montgomery County
  • Chester County
  • Delaware County
  • Philadelphia

Delaware

  • New Castle County
  • Kent County

Maryland

  • Cecil County
upholsterer service area towns served

Here is a map of the towns where we have delivered completed furniture and window treatment projects over the last few years.  Some of the towns more than a few times.  You can see the red pins define our service area fairly well.  If you have a question about the logistics of your project - give us a shout!

Camden County NJ Upholstery | Refinishing Service

Thank you for visiting!  Over the years we have become familiar with the towns in Camden County NJ - Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Merchantville and Voorhees - to name a few.  For a short time I lived in Collingswood and Haddon Heights, so it is nice to visit the neighborhoods.

After browsing our information (a good place to start is or Furniture Upholstery or Furniture Refinishing) please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Here are a few projects we've delivered to homes in Camden County, New Jersey:

Arm chair and ottoman reupholstered for a Haddon Heights, NJ living room.

Guest chairs re-covered with a restrained random pattern for a Haddonfield, NJ office.

Loose back sofa re-upholstered in a camel colored velvet in a Voorhees, NJ family room.

A sofa, club chair and two ottomans re-upholstered for this Cherry Hill, NJ living room.

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Vintage Oak File Cabinet - Cherry Hill NJ

It was hard to see past the split legs, damaged veneer on the top and various ages of crud.  A few of the drawers were frozen shut and several of the card label pulls missing.

Patiently, the repairs unfolded.  First the legs and base.  Then the jammed drawers.  Finally new flake oak veneers on the top. 

The crud had to go - as did the crusty varnish remnants.  Cabinet scrapers, sandpaper, elbow grease and an alcohol rinse eliminated most of the ugly stuff.

Under the hardware we got a clue about what the old finish looked like had it been protected. 

A water dye stain (two actually) blended the more exposed and bleached areas with the rest. 

A few light wash coats of finish sealed everything down and gave a consistent surface for a thin brown glazing stain to further blend the surfaces together without hiding the wood.  A few coats of satin lacquer completed the new finish.

Refinished to sit proudly in the entrance foyer of a Cherry Hill, NJ home!

Metallic Server - Cherry Hill

A new color palette in this Cherry Hill family room marooned the old finish of this two-part server.  Black lacquer with multi-color chinoiserie motifs clashed with the new neutral theme.  Barbara asked us if we could come up with a new finish that "would blend and accent with the upholstery fabrics - with a little flash.  Go for the deeper colors, but not the darkest." 

We showed her some samples showing ranges for the amount of 'flash' and intensity of accent glaze.  She picked less of both.  And we got busy.

Delivering the piece, we tried to keep it under wraps until we could place it.  She spied the top section poking out from the moving pad and was all over it.  "It's beautiful!  Perfect!  I hadn't imagined."  All this while bouncing on her heels.  Seeing it in her room, we think it is rather nice, too.


Some other towns we have been in are Audubon, Barrington, Berlin, Blackwood, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lindenwold, and Magnolia.  We've also delivered upholstery projects to: Oaklyn, Pennsauken, Pine Hill, Runnemede, Sicklerville and Somerdale.  Folks have contacted us from Stratford, Tavistock, West Berlin, Westmont, Winslow and Woodcrest. 

The delivery truck gets other areas surrounding Camden County as well.

For those wondering, yes, we have it on good authority that the Collingswood Upholstery shop in Haddonfield, NJ is closed after a long and locally popular run. 

Camden County Upholstery and Window Treatment Projects

You may have been searching for furniture upholsterers near me or furniture upholstery shops near me in Camden County.  Here is a list of some other local furniture upholstery workshops in the county:

  • Pasquarello Interiors, Stratford NJ
  • Berlin Upholstery, Berlin NJ
  • Frank Hille Custom Upholstery, Collingswood NJ
  • Chandler Upholstery, Oaklyn NJ
  • Sozzi Upholstery, Mt Ephraim NJ
  • Apex Furniture Repair and Upholstery, Magnolia NJ
  • Fran Don Upholstery, Clementon NJ
  • All Time Designs, Magnolia NJ
  • Robert Christopher Creations, Haddon Heights NJ

Furniture Upholstery and Refinishing in Gloucester County NJ

Thank you for stopping in!  Gloucester County always feels like home even though we moved a little further south in New Jersey.  We had a furniture upholstery shop (and a home) in Woodbury some years ago, and Jim grew up in Mullica Hill - it was a more rural town in those days.  Some of that still exists - as in the picture above along Commissioner's Road.

We try to keep the upholstery information here helpful and informative - for either home furniture or office upholstery.  An essential overview can be found at About UsContact us with any questions you might have about your furniture project.

Some Re-Upholstery AND WINDOW TREATMENT Projects in Gloucester County

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Christmas Chairs - Gibbstown NJ

Changing the fabric on her sofa and chairs was the last step in a facelift for the first floor.  Long awaited paint, carpet and appliances gave a fresh feeling.

Sally picked some contemporary fabrics to revive her soft furnishings.  We delivered her newly recovered furniture just before Christmas.

After all the lugging and plumping ended, she sat in one of the chairs and said, "I think I am just going to sit here all day and enjoy my new furniture.  Merry Christmas to me!"

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Kitchen Hutch - Mickleton NJ

The classic maple hutch was the usual colonial brown - like the chairs and table. 

Our client told us, "The room, the furniture, just looks so somber.  I brightened the walls, but I need something fresh."

We collaborated with her to come up with a painted style finish for her hutch that would tie with the other furniture and put some freshness in the room.

Linen white lacquer with a soft brown distressing glaze enhanced the colonial lines.  Refinishing some of the parts in the original finish kept her kitchen furniture looking like a set.

Large Chair and Ottoman Mullica Hill

Upholstered kitchen bench in Wenonah, NJ  

Upholstered kitchen bench in Wenonah, NJ

 

See more pictures of furniture other people have had re-upholstered in the Photo Galleries.

Valances color matched with the benches and light shade in this Gloucester County NJ kitchen.

Bold, Restrained Arm Chair - Mullica Hill

Bold, Restrained Arm Chair - Mullica Hill

Blue Velvet Sofa - Plush Cushions - Washington Twp


Have we Done Some Upholstery Work Near you?

We've re-upholstered furniture for folks in Mullica Hill, Glassboro, Swedesboro, Pitman and Wenonah ... this is going to take awhile.  Projects have been done for people in Sewell, Pitman, Barnsboro, Deptford and West Deptford.  The delivery truck has been in Washington Township, Franklinville, Cross Keys, Clayton and Turnersville.  Woodbury (of course), Almonesson, South Harrison and Woodbury Heights, Williamstown, Richwood, Woolwich, Mickleton, Mt Royal and Hurfville.  Anyone from Ewan?

Anyway, these are the New Jersey areas we serve in addition to Gloucester County:

You may have been searching for furniture upholsterers near me or furniture upholstery shops near me in Gloucester County.  Here is a list of some other local furniture upholsterers in the area:

  • The Upholstery Shop, Barnsboro NJ
  • Domico Upholstery, Deptford NJ
  • Walters Custom Upholstery, Blackwood NJ
  • Williamstown Upholstering Co, Williamstown NJ

Salem County NJ Furniture Upholstery and Refinishing Shop

Salem County, NJ is now our home.  The picture above is just across the street, on the southern edge of Pennsville.  We spot deer and turkeys through the back windows regularly.  Generations of wrens have scolded us from the same shrub by the shop door.

As relative newcomers to Salem County, we are still learning about some of the places.  Like Welchville and Sharptown.  And what is the difference between Pittsgrove and Pilesgrove.  And somewhere Alloway bumps into Quinton, but we're upholsterers and finishers, not cartographers, and get lost sometimes, still.

We have delivered upholstery projects to a number of Salem County towns.  Such as Auburn, Pedricktown, Alloway, Carney's Point, Penns Grove, Pennsville, Pittsgrove, and Woodstown.  Here are some pictures of a few:

Re-upholstered sofa in Woodstown, NJ

Re-upholstered sofa in Woodstown, NJ

Leather arm chair upholstered in Alloway, NJ

Leather arm chair upholstered in Alloway, NJ

Our delivery truck has been to some places in Salem County several times.  Like Woodstown and Alloway.

Some other places we've driven through on our way to somewhere else, but haven't done any upholstery work there. Such as Salem, Pilesgrove, Quinton, Elmer, and Centerton.

But we're newcomers - there's time yet!

Arm chair refinished and upholstered in Pennsville, NJ

Arm chair refinished and upholstered in Pennsville, NJ

Leather office chair re-upholstered and refinished in Pedricktown, NJ

Leather office chair re-upholstered and refinished in Pedricktown, NJ

Projects and Information

You may have been searching for furniture upholsters near me or furniture upholstery shops near me in Salem County.  Here is a list of some local furniture upholstery shops in the area:

  • Dave Strong Upholstery, Salem, NJ (closed)

We are happy to chat with you about your furniture renewal project.

Furniture Upholstery Service Cumberland County NJ

Cumberland County is a spread out place.  Not many furniture upholsterers call it home.  Not many folks know that we drive to (and through) Cumberland County regularly.  It is in our service area, meaning that pick-up and delivery are no-charge.

If you have any questions about your furniture project, feel free to contact us.

Here are some of the upholstery and refinishing projects we've done for people in the county.  (The bench cushion above was in Deerfield Twp)

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Vineland Dining Table

The top of this dining table had water and heat damage.  The finish was cloudy in a few spots and had cracks.

The challenge was that a new finish had to match with the rest of the set.  Which had a washed white tone over the oak wood.

It took us a few trials to get the wash tone just right - pure white was too white.

With a nice build of new Valspar lacquer, this dining table top will serve the family for many years!

Goose Neck Rockers Reupholstered in Vineland

Torn fabric, sagging cushions and loose arms prompted a call to re-cover a pair of goose neck rockers. 

Upholstered once before, they had been in three generations of the family's homes.

We re-styled the seat cushions a little to keep an inviting look, fixed the arm situation and decided that new fabric wouldn't go well with the gummy finish.

Ann picked a contemporary fabric that brought the chairs into today.  She (and we) were thrilled with the result.

Here is a very nice thing she had to say on our Facebook page

Good Upholsterers are hard to come by. Reliable and professional ones are almost unheard of - at least in my experience. I have now found my go to upholsterer and I couldn’t be happier. My grandparent’s gooseneck chairs were returned to me in better condition than I even asked for. Gelise was so accomodating and I never had such a careful and courteous delivery of furniture. The warranty on their workmanship was just icing on the cake, but I’m not expecting that I’ll ever have to use it.
— Anne from Vineland, NJ

You may have been searching for furniture refinishers or upholstery in or serving the Cumberland County area.  Here is a list of some other local shops in the county:

  • Strittmatter Upholstery, Vineland NJ
  • Royce Upholstery, Vineland NJ
  • Walt's Custom Upholstery, Vineland NJ
  • Chappy's Stripping and Refinishing, Vineland NJ

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Furniture Re-Upholstery in Mullica Hill, NJ

What does a winter photo of a stream in a valley have to do with furniture upholstery for homes and businesses in Mullica Hill?  Jim Conklin grew up in Mullica Hill.  The photo is of a stream behind his boyhood home before the 322 by-pass went in.  He spent many evenings fishing at the Mullica Hill pond and prowling along the Racoon Creek.  And trying out slingshots against the rats at W.A. Jones feed and hardware before it became The Old Mill.  His first job, at 13, was at Visalli's farm, picking strawberries and planting tomatoes.

Fast forward to upholstery.  Whenever we pick up furniture to be re-upholstered, Jim chimes in "I know where that is, its just off Woodland Ave" or something like that.  We visit the area often.  Here are a few completed projects.

Furniture Upholstered in Mullica Hill

Re-Upholstered Chair

Reupholstered chair and ottoman Mullica Hill

The couple wanted something fresh and bold for their monochrome family room.  This chair and ottoman were the favorite seating.  They started their decor makeover with some bright upholstery.

Upholstered Arm Chair

Arm chair upholstered Mullica Hill

A family chair refinished and re-upholstered into the restrained theme of this study in a restored farmhouse.  Notice the tie-ins with the woodwork and the walls.  The bold pattern creates a focal point.

Sofa Re-Upholstered

Sofa upholstered Mullica Hill

Some fresh fabric and a new plush cushion for this traditional camel back sofa.  The traditional botanical motif of the fabric fits well on the broad surfaces of the sofa.  Ready for many more years of gatherings.

Mullica Hill loveseat re-upholstered in an alligator pattern chenille by Fabricut.  The variable nap of the fabric gives a "crushed" look.  The shimmery gray color is just right for the room.

Mullica Hill loveseat re-upholstered in an alligator pattern chenille by Fabricut.  The variable nap of the fabric gives a "crushed" look.  The shimmery gray color is just right for the room.

Thanks for stopping in!  If you are interested in upholstery for you home furnishings, a good place to start is at Furniture Upholstery for an overview.  For reupholstery of business, commercial and institutional furnishings, check out Office Upholstery.


Upholstery | Refinishing | Burlington County NJ

Thank you for visiting!  Over the years we have become familiar with the towns in Burlington County NJ - Medford, Lumberton, Mt Laurel and Hainesport - to name a few.  We have some family in Moorestown, and I worked in Mt Laurel some years ago, so it is nice to visit the Burlington neighborhoods.

After browsing our information (a good place to start is Furniture Upholstery) please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Here are a few projects we've delivered to homes in Burlington County:

writing desk refinished mt laurel nj

Inlay and burl accented this barrel-top writing desk.  Years of sunlight and use hazed and cracked the old finish.  Some of the veneer had lifted.  The scrunchy finish obscured the workmanship and delicacy of the desk. 

After repairing the burl, we gently removed the old finish.  Without any stain - just amber shellac and a satin lacquer protection - the character and detail of the wood show clearly.

Back in it's Mt Laurel home, our client told us, "It's such a surprise to walk in the room and see something besides dingy."

Dining chair seats recovered in Eastampton, NJ

Dining chair seats recovered in Eastampton, NJ

Sofa reupholstered with leather in Beverly, NJ

Sofa reupholstered with leather in Beverly, NJ

Modern arm chairs reupholstered in Mt Laurel NJ.

Modern arm chairs reupholstered in Mt Laurel NJ.

Wing chair reupholstered in Moorestown, NJ

Wing chair reupholstered in Moorestown, NJ

Burlington County is within our standard service area, so pick up and delivery of your upholstered furniture is included at no extra cost.

Some other towns we have been in are Cinnaminson, Palmyra, Riverside and Delran.  We've also delivered furniture projects to Evesham, Lumberton and Medford Lakes.

The delivery truck gets other areas surrounding Burlington County as well.

Example projects from around Burlington County (with details and prices)

You may have been searching for furniture upholsterers near me or furniture upholstery shops near me in Burlington County.  Here is a list of some other local furniture upholstery and refinishing service shops in the county:

  • Garistina Upholstery, Mt Laurel NJ
  • Sciacca Upholstering and Design, Riverside NJ
  • Delran Custom Upholstery, Delran NJ
  • Medford Home Furnishings, Medford NJ
  • Wendy Holden Associates, Moorestown NJ
  • Tapestry of Blessing Interiors, Palmyra NJ
  • Granddad's Refinishing Mt Laurel, NJ

We have heard that Frank's Upholstering of Maple Shade, NJ has closed after 40 years.  May his retirement be sweet!  Also, The Browse Around Shop recently stopped their refinishing activities.