Cost to Reupholster A Wing Chair - NJ
We get email from potential clients expressing frustration with finding local upholstery cost information. And thanking us for publishing our upholstery price guide which gives some idea about local re-upholstery costs.
We thought about that frustrating experience. And tried it. They were right. We got a patchwork of information and little satisfaction.
To remedy that, we publish actual upholstery project cost information as often as we can. This one is about wing chairs (or wing-back chairs).
Wing Back Chair Upholstery Cost Summary
Here are seven New Jersey upholstery projects we did with nine wing chairs.
- The average labor cost per chair was $671.
- Typically, 7 2/3 yards of fabric.
- The average fabric cost was $356.
- The typical labor plus fabric cost was $1021.
We excluded the costs of extra items such as re-styled skirts and replacement cushions, since they are individual cases.
Here is an article explaining the factors that alter re-upholstery prices: Upholstery Price Details.
Petite Wing Chair in Moorestown NJ
The price of this upholstery makeover was:
- Upholstery labor: $660
- New cushion: $60
- Upholstery fabric (7 yards): $463
Total upholstery project cost: $1183
Wing Chairs Reupholstered Egg Harbor NJ
The reupholstery cost for the two wing chairs:
- Upholstery Labor (2): $1280
- 14 yards fabric (2): $560
- Total: $1940 or $970 each with fabric
Re-Upholstered Wing Back Chair - Woodstown, NJ
Upholstery cost for this wing chair:
- upholstery labor: $680
- new foam and down cushion: $125
- 7 yards fabric: $619
Total upholstery price: $1424
Vintage Wing Chair Upholstery Cost Sewell, NJ
Reupholstery cost summary:
- Upholstery labor cost: $680
- 7 yards Kasmir Fabric: $200
- Applied decorative nails: $40
Total upholstery cost: $920
Traditional Wing Chair Upholstery Cost - Burlington, NJ
Wing Chair Reupholstery Cost
- Upholstery Labor: $680
- 8 yards fabric: $288
Total project cost: $968
Ethan Allen upholstery fabric pattern Lainey, color mist.
Skirted Wing Chair Upholstery Cost - Wrightstown, NJ
Cost Upholster Skirted Wing Chair
- Reupholstery Labor: $680
- Spring Rebuild: $120
- Boxed Arms: $30
- Skirt: $40
- 8 yards fabric: $358
Total project cost: $1228
Classic Wing Chairs Reupholstered - Berlin, NJ
Cost Wing Chairs Reupholstered in Matched Stripe
- Upholstery Labor Cost (2): $1380
- Fabric 18 yards: (provided by client) - centering yellow band used extra fabric
Reupholster Wing Chair or Buy New
How does upholstering an existing chair compare against buying a new one?
We are always curious, so we did a test against one of the prevalent retailers of reasonable quality new furniture in the area. We picked a patterned fabric and a textured stripe (which looked like one of our examples).
Finding Local Upholstery Price Information
This is a summary of conversations we've had about the lack of local upholstery cost information:
Searching for information about reupholstery prices is frustrating - especially prices in my area. Near me. So I can plan - make a few decisions.
Or get a little bit specific. Like 'wing chair' instead of 'furniture' or 'chair'.
The big data summaries dominate the results. The editors at Homeadvisor. The copywriters on Houzz. The collators on About. What do they know?
What good is it to see this graph when I want an idea about the cost to upholster a wing chair in New Jersey?
Some of them start off rather nicely - like this one from About - but notice the vagueness creeping in?
The cost section is worse. A crappy starting point.
I try reading a few pertinent blog articles about upholstery prices. And visit a few discussion forums where folks seem to be asking about upholstery costs. But it seems like I will have to call a local upholstery shop (what will that take?) or plan my project with some info patched together from Seattle and Kansas City, because this whole thing is taking too long.
And I'm irritated.
Our general service area includes: Gloucester County, Camden County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, Salem County, NJ; Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia county in Pennsylvania; and New Castle County DE
The furniture workshop of JH Conklin & Co. upholsters furniture for people and businesses throughout Southern New Jersey, Delaware and the southern shore areas. The workshop also provides custom window treatment and fabric resources.