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Furniture Repair Services, located in the Dorland Building, provides renovation and repair services for university-owned furnishings including furniture, carpeting, drapery and window blinds, on a direct cost chargeback to the requesting department. Our operations include:
Furniture Repair Services purchases and maintains an inventory of new commercial grade carpet stock in a limited selection of colors, or a department can custom order a color of their choice. Installation is also arranged by Furniture Repair Services through open order contracts with professional installers. The cost of installation is also charged back to the customer.
A wide selection of fabrics, patterns, and colors of upholstery fabric is available from several suppliers used by Furniture Repair Services. A more limited selection of fabric is carried in stock. Upholstery services include recovering, repairing, new cushions, re-webbing, spring repair, and any other work necessary to restore quality furniture to "like new" condition.
Furniture Repair Services also custom fabricates drapery from a wide selection of fabrics available from several suppliers. Services include custom measuring, ordering of drapery rods, fabrication of finished drapery and installation. Repairs to existing drapery is also available from professional technicians.
Window blinds, both vertical and horizontal, are available in custom fit sizes and a wide variety of colors on special order. Installation services are also coordinated and provided where appropriate.
All types of furniture repairs, to both metal and wood-framed furniture, are available through the operation, including refinishing of wood surfaces, re-laminating of laminate surfaces, recovering of acoustical panels and workstation partitions, and custom fabrication of wood components where needed.
Estimates will be furnished upon request, after detailed inspection of the items needing work, on a guaranteed "cost estimate plus 10%" basis. If the actual cost is below the estimate furnished, the lower amount will be charged.
The Furniture Repair Shop does not normally assemble new furniture, or dismantle furniture so it can be moved or surplused. Furnishings requiring spray painting are also not normally handled by Furniture Repair Services. These types of requests should be placed with the Physical Plant Work Order Desk (753-1741).