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Michael's Custom Built Upholstery

Upholstery, slipcovers, cushions, new furniture, fabric

Address: 1455 East Francisco Blvd, Suite J
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-459-0208
Fax: 415-459-1137


Upholstery • New Furniture • Slipcovers

Michael's Custom Built, Inc. located in San Rafael, California is a full service upholstery shop. Michael's has been reupholstering, slipcovering, & building new custom upholstered furniture for the residents & interior designers of Marin County, San Francisco, the East Bay & the Napa Sonoma Wine Country since 1980.

Examples of Michael's work has been shown in the Marin, Napa & San Francisco Designer Showcase Homes as well as Sunset, Northern California Home and Garden, California Home & Design, Traditional Home, & Better Homes and Garden Magazines.

The knowledgeable staff, craftsmen and designers at Michael's Custom Built, Inc. are committed to thoughtful, creative design, personalized customer service & high quality craftsmanship. We are dedicated to creating work of enduring value and substance. For additional information, please visit our website at www.michaelsupholstery.com. For additional photographs, please visit our photo site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsupholsteryphotos

Michael's Custom Built Upholstery offers the following products & services to all of our clients: • New Upholstered Furniture • Reupholstered Furniture • Restyled Furniture - alter the look of your pieces. • Antique Restoration • Slipcovers. • Dining Chair Seats • Chair Pads. • Window Seat Cushions • Cushions for outdoor furniture. • Banquettes • Upholstered Headboards • Upholstered Beds - exceptional styles for ones home. • Upholstered Walls • Toss Pillows • On-site estimates • Pick up and Delivery. • Fabric & Design consultation - visit our showroom to meet us & to see our beautiful fabrics. Borrow the sample books to view in your own home.

New Furniture: Perhaps you aren't a designer, but you know what you like. You haven't found the right furniture at the stores or design center. Maybe you saw something in a magazine that you thought was perfect for your home but you can't find it in a store. Bring us the picture and let us create it for you. At Michael's we can duplicate or design any style or piece of upholstered furniture. Michael's new upholstered furniture is made from solid hardwood (alder or poplar farmed in Oregon). Our frames are corner blocked, screwed doweled and glued. We apply eight-way hand tied springs, burlap and foam, cotton and Dacron to pad the frames. Our cushions are made with the highest quality of foam, Dacron and down/feather blends. Your new furniture will be custom made just for you. We offer a "sitting" for every piece, inviting you into our shop to test sit the furniture before we upholster it. Any adjustments in the padding are made to satisfy your personal level of comfort. We then upholster the furniture to complete the project.

At Michael's, we make cushions and pillows in every size, shape and style. We offer a variety of different thicknesses and densities of poly foam as well as natural latex or down blend cushion inserts.

We have a large selection of indoor/outdoor acrylic fabrics including Sunbrella, Outdura and Belladura. Indoor/outdoor fabrics are intended for use in outdoor seating areas, sunroom upholstery and cushions for inside and out. The acrylic fabrics are widely used for kitchen seating areas and family room upholstery and cushions because they are easy to clean. The indoor/outdoor fabrics are inherently water, mildew and fade resistant making them perfect for our sunny California interiors and gardens.

Fabric: The Showroom at Michael's Custom Built Inc. offers over 400 sample books from most of the major fabric companies. The design staff is familiar with the selection and can help you find just what you are looking for. Choosing fabric for your furniture can be a major decision. Finding the perfect fabric to compliment your other furniture, wall color, rugs or your artwork requires time and patience. Take your time; do not rush into making a quick selection. Settling on a fabric when it is not just right is never a good option. There are many different things to consider when choosing your fabric including: color, durability, texture, patterned or solid, size or type of furniture and price. We let our clients borrow our fabric books to take home and view in their own environment. We will gladly order larger samples directly from the fabric manufacturers to help you make your selections.

Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate: At Michael's we believe that there are many shades of green. Selecting to reupholster your old furniture instead of buying new is one step towards being green. Using organic or sustainable fillings on the furniture frames or in the cushions is another. If we are building your furniture new, we can either use Alder, Poplar ( hardwoods that are farmed in Oregon) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified woods for the frames. Michael's has been a leader in the California upholstery industry, using green and sustainable products for over fifteen years. Whether building new furniture and cushions or reupholstering your old furniture, we offer the option of organic and sustainable cushion fill, padding and fabrics. Every time you select to recover your furniture instead of throwing it out and starting new, you are making a "green" choice. Inexpensive, foreign made furniture is temporary furniture. Inevitably, you will throw it away after it wears out, contributing to your local land fill. Contact Michael's directly to find out what your options are for natural, organic and sustainable products.