Spring and Re-upholstery Work In Ann Arbor

Looking for spring and re-upholstery work in Ann Arbor? That is what Samantha and her three children were looking for when they came to Foxwood. Samantha came in with a chair with outdated green vinyl. Although the chair was structurally sound and joints were sturdy, the springs and cushioning need a lot of attention. So, how does Foxwood handle springs and cushioning for older chairs?

Spring and Re-Upholstery Work

For older chairs, the springs sticking out from the bottom is not new. Over time, the ties uphold the strings give way. Furthermore, upholstery webbing will disappear. As a result, older chairs need extra care when fixing. The first step of spring work is removing the upholstery webbing, which can be salvaged depending on its condition. Afterward, you need the strings (preferably twine) to the chair. You can secure it by running it through the initial nail or staple for string and then nailing or stapling a new one on. You repeat the process with a minimum of 4 strings, wrapping around the strings and making sure it is tightly secured. After re-tying the strings, you install the upholstery webbing by stapling or nailing the fabric to the frame. Finally, your spring work is done!

Furniture reupholstery always you to take outdated or damaged upholstery with a new one. During the re-upholstery process, the cushion foam is replaced and the new fabric is selected for the furniture. This gives antique and older furniture an updated and new look. For Samantha, that meant taking off the outdated green vinyl for a fabric of her choosing!

Restoration Services at Foxwood Furniture Restorations

Foxwood’s spring and re-upholstery work in Ann Arbor are the best in the area. Whether you are looking for chair restoration like Samantha or other services and repairs, Foxwood covers them all! Testimonials agree that Foxwood’s services are the best in Ann Arbor. So, contact us or stop by our facility to schedule your furniture restoration today!

Process of Reupholstery

Process of Reupholstery

The process of reupholstery is a interesting one. When it comes reupholstering a chair or other furniture, Foxwood has years of experience. After all, it one of our primary services. Over these years, Foxwood has created blog posts about reupholstering furniture. However, we have never discussed what goes into reupholstering. In few of our recent jobs, we took a lot images of the process. So, let’s talk about the reupholstering process.


First of all, let’s do a quick refresher on reupholster. Reupholstering is a process in which you take older more worn-out furniture and replace the upholstery once all the repairs are made. Although there is ongoing debate between buying new furniture or getting it reupholstered, there are benefits to choosing the latter. This process is great for restoring family heirlooms or furniture with sentimental value. You can reupholster a variety of furniture, including sofas, chairs, stools, and more. There are many things to consider when reupholstering an item. That is because the process of reupholsterty takes effort.

The Process of Reupholstery

So, what does the process entail? We will be using a few different images to display how the process would look like at each step.

Remove Old Fabric

removing old fabric

The first step of reupholstering is removing the old fabric. In order to remove this fabric, you might have to disassemble certain parts of the chair. In addition, you will be removing the upholster pieces. It is important for you not to rip or break these pieces. This is because they will help you remember the pattern for the previous fabric and apply it correctly. Furthermore, they can be references for new parts like welting and tack strips.

Replacing Batting

batting and reupholstery

Batting is used to soften the edges of furniture, creating a crowned look. In addition, it can prevent slippage and be used to give cushions some insulation. Over time, batting can become worn and stained. If you remove the old fabric and see these signs, you need to remove the batting. Afterwards, you should check any springs and webbing for damage (as seen above). This will need to be fixed before you can put on the new batting.

New Pattern and Attaching It

process of reupholstery

In order to replace the old fabric, you will need to make pattern from new material. After picking out the type of fabric you want, you need to cut a new pattern from the old upholster. Once these pieces are created, you need to attach the base of the fabric. At this time, you need to sew in the new welting into the new fabric and attach it. At the end, you will have a completely new and refreshing appearance for your furniture. For that green chair and ottoman, it was transformed into a classy furniture piece.

Foxwood Restorations can do upholstery and so much more! So, contact us today!

Leather Reupholster at Foxwood

20 years can create a lot of memories. When it comes to furniture, it is rare for them to last two decades. Even for a great couch, the life expectancy at most is 15 years. However, when you love the furniture you have, it feels impossible to let it go. Most people, don’t think about furniture repair or restoration as a viable option. After all, most people associated the word restoration with repairing furniture that belongs to another era. Furniture restoration can be done to modern furniture too. Why give up on a beloved couch, when you can have a couch restoration done at Foxwood?

Doug’s Story

For 20 years, Doug loved his couch. However, like all things, time was taking its toll. Its firm cushions were becoming soft and plush, causing people to sink in. The wear and tear of constant use were showing in the leather. Doug’s couch was showing its age. Maybe it was time? But Doug didn’t want to give up his couch. But Doug couldn’t spend $800 a hide to replace the leather on his couch.  That’s when Doug found Foxwood Furniture Restoration.

Leather Reupholstery

leather reupholster

At Foxwood, we understand exactly what Doug’s couch needed. With over 30 years of experience, Foxwood has been returning antique furniture to its prime with integrity. When it comes to leather, preserving or restoring the old leather is impossible. During the restoration process, the leather is removed is replaced with a new leather hide. For Doug, he chose to replace his old leather with faux leather. Although the wear and tear leather were gone, the couch was not back to its prime.

The cushions were still showing their age. Without firm cushions, the couch would not be properly restored. That’s why Foxwood took the time to restuff every cushion, so every aspect of the couch was revitalized. With new leather and firm cushions, the couch returned to how it was 20 years ago. When Doug saw his restored couch, he was amazed to see it look and feel good as new.

While Doug’s couch needed a leather reupholstery for its restoration, each piece of furniture is unique. At Foxwood, we are prepared to handle your furniture repair and restoration needs. Do you have a piece of furniture that needs some care? Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

Kristen and Dan from Birmingham

Furniture Reupholstery in BirminghamRecently, we helped a local young couple restore a piece of antique furniture that has been passed through their family for generations. Kristen is a medical student at Wayne State University in Detroit and Dan is a regional sales manager from Grosse Pointe. The soon-to-be-married couple wanted to put Dan’s great-grandfather’s couch in the living room of their new home in Birmingham. 

Furniture Reupholstery in Birmingham

The couch is a circa 1850s empire-style sofa with beautiful soft lines. However, the dated upholstery design of the couch didn’t fit with the design of their new home. So, Kristen and Dan decided to have the couch re-upholstered by Foxwood Furniture Restorations! The couple has grandparents in Ann Arbor, MI that loved the idea of reupholstering the couch to its original glory and encouraged the repairs. 

When it came to picking a new fabric, Kristen and Dan selected a high-end royal green velvet fabric. As you can see, the fabric gives the old couch a luxurious new look. There is truly nothing quite like real velvet. The couch also needed a few repairs. The experienced contractors at Foxwood Restoration repaired an unstable wooden leg and did color replacement on the wood frame of the couch. Now, the antique couch is as good as new!

Furniture Reupholstery and Restoration in Southeast MichiganAntique Furniture Reupholstery in Birmingham

Here at Foxwood, we have decades of experience when it comes to furniture reupholstery in Birmingham. We have serviced clients all over Southeast Michigan in cities such as Ann Arbor, Howell, Brighton, Detroit, and more! When it comes to restoring or repairing an important familial antique, Foxwood is the best choice for you! If you have a favorite piece of furniture in need of repair, bring it into Foxwood! Contact us at 810-220-0123 or submit a quote through our website for an estimate today!

Restoring Samantha’s Ann Arbor Furniture

Furniture Repair Ann ArborHere at Foxwood, we have experience when it comes to furniture repair and restoration in Ann Arbor and around Southeastern Michigan. For decades, people within the community have trusted us with their most treasured furniture pieces. We preserve the sentimental value while also restoring furniture to its former glory. 

Samantha’s Furniture Repair Story

Just recently, we restored a channel back upholstered chair for Samantha of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Samantha wanted to give her old chair a fresh new look while maintaining its original character and history. It was a strong and comfortable chair with a swivel. The channel back chair was sentimental to Samantha as it had been used by her three young children who loved to play and spin on the swiveling chair. All three of her children had grown up playing and having fun on the comfortable chair. 

Unfortunately, the chair was starting to show its age through matted upholstery and a faded design pattern. Samantha knew she had to find a reliable company to fix the problems and save the history stored in that chair. It was only when she was moving to a country property in the area of Ypsilanti that she decided to have the chair reupholstered here at Foxwood. Not only did she want to chair to be reupholstered, but she also wanted to give the comfortable chair an updated look. Fortunately, we were able to reupholster the chair and add a new fabric that Samantha chose. The end product was a fine-quality chair with a fresh new look that Samantha could be proud of. 

In addition, Samantha was so happy with her restored chair that she referred some of her friends from Saline, Wood Refinishing Ann ArborMichigan! They wanted to have the wood refinishing done to their full dining room table set. We were able to refinish the table, chairs, and hutch to restore the youth and beauty of the wood.

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Furniture Restoration in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Foxwood Restorations is a high-end restoration furniture company with all of your furniture needs in one large industrial building. Call us today at 810-220-0123 to restore your most prized sentimental furniture from your great grandma and grandpa! Furniture from the past is all we can leave behind for our loved family members. By getting your favorite furniture repaired by us, you can ensure that the piece can be passed down through the generations. Contact us today to find out more about Ann Arbor furniture repair!