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We work on everything in relates to building, redesigning, remolding, reupholstering and repairing. We reupholster wood frames, walls, ceilings, doors, yachts, outdoor cushions and many more. We use different kinds of padding to re-pad and re-web. We are a green business and are constantly getting new products and lines of green sustainable materials for upholstered furniture. To see more information and pictures of our work, please go to our website. New Upholstered Furniture - new custom designed furniture Reupholstered Furniture - recover your old furniture Restyled Furniture - alter the look of your pieces Antique Restoration - restore your upholstered antiques Slipcovers - tailored or loose fit for chairs and sofas Dining Chair Seats - new fabric to freshen your room Chair Pads - add a little softness to a wooden seat Window Seat Cushions - new and recover for all shapes and sizes Cushions for outdoor furniture - fabulous fabrics for outdoor use Banquettes - unique built-in seating for any room Upholstered Headboards - new or recovered, any style, any size Upholstered Beds - custom styles for every home Upholstered Walls - padded and your fabric applied for a distinctive look. Toss Pillows - down blend inserts, special fabrics and trims Bed skirts - tailored or gathered, any fabric, any size We do not work with autos, metal frames and do not finish or refinish wood frames, but we do some office furniture

Experience in the area

I started in high school around 1970, where I worked my way up from apprentice and upholster partners until 1983. I then opened Michael's Upholstery in San Rafael, CA which is now Michael's Custom Built Inc. About 20 years ago, we became a sustainable green business and are proud to say that we still are.


Rotary International, AFIA


Examples of Michaelís work has been shown in the Marin, Napa and San Francisco Designer Showcase Homes. We have also done work shown in Sunset and Northern California Homes and Garden, as well as California Home and Design. Some of our work has also been featured in magazines such as Traditional Home, and Better Homes and Garden Magazines.


junior college, sustainable enterprise santa rosa, green business SDBC college

Awards and Honors

Silver award AFIA 2009 new furniture new design Pacific sun BEST IN MARIN 2 or 3 years Bay area green business marin certification

Past/Present Clients

We built a sofa that was shown on Monster House, a Discovery channel television show. We have done work for many movie stars and a few major group bands, sorry no names There has been work shipped to Tahoe, Montana, New York, Hawaii and Japan. We have had plenty of work shown in art decorative societies and their showcases.

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Recent Answers from Michael Jimenez

2015-12-13 Vintage sofa springs:

Hi Alison    drop in units if all metal are the hardest to repair because they have a thin metal that breaks.  even though regular springs are made with 9 gauge steal which rarely breaks  have your upholstery

2014-01-29 Couch to big for space:

dear mary    yes It can be done, I have done it many times .  but at a reasonable price is the catch   it depend on the value of the sofa  since its going in your basement,  probabally not   its will need

2013-08-27 leather repair:

hi  David  glueing on the top surface is not easy, glue will hold very well, partly because the edges will come up   if you have to glue, try several brands of glue from the store and test because different

2012-07-15 Sectional - mid piece leg breaking:

Hi Mike    sorry for the delay    particle board wood as viewed is chips of loose wood glued and pressed together ,all new is best  but if you just want to make it last longer and patch your self  if the

2012-07-03 My recliner footrest:

Hi Olivia    first turn it over and look, it could be one of many  possibilities,many moving parts   it may have come unscrewed from the wood or metal , or something caught in folding metal ,  if the metal


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