CLS Custom Upholsterers & Refinishers

Handcrafting Furniture Since 1945.

Custom Upholstery & Furniture Refinishing

Furniture Shop at Home

Shop at Home Service

Experience the unparalleled convenience of our shop at home service. Let CLS come to you, fabric samples in hand, and guide you through the entire reupholstery process.

Furniture Shop at Home

Speak To An Owner

When you call CLS at (888) 272-6623, you’ll be connected to an owner of the company. We put three generations of reupholstery craftsmanship right at your fingertips.

Long Island Furniture Workshop

State-of-the-Art Workshop

All furniture reupholstery and restoration is performed right here on Long Island in our 20,000 square foot workshop, by experienced craftsmen dedicated to quality.

Three Generations of Quality

CLS Custom Upholsterers & Furniture Refinishing’s history is one many of us are familiar with, as both the Catalano family and the business have their roots in Brooklyn, followed by a migration east to Long Island during the post-war “Baby Boomer” era. Michael “Pop” Catalano, married and starting a family, began building and upholstering furniture.

Over time, Pop worked for both decorators and furniture stores. In the 1960s, oldest son Sandy, just home from Vietnam, followed his own dream of entrepreneurship, and hitched it to his father’s business at the same time!

Today, with Michael, Raymond, and Patrick the business flourishes dealing directly with clients with complete transparency. They still “do it like they used to” and “all of the work is done on the premises.” The next generation of growth combines the latest technology, performance materials and customer service. Stop in or call today to see for yourself!

Three Generations of Quality

CLS Custom Upholsterers & Furniture Refinishing’s history is one many of us are familiar with, as both the Catalano family and the business have their roots in Brooklyn, followed by a migration east to Long Island during the post-war “Baby Boomer” era. Michael “Pop” Catalano, married and starting a family, began building and upholstering furniture.

Over time, Pop worked for both decorators and furniture stores. In the 1960s, oldest son Sandy, just home from Vietnam, followed his own dream of entrepreneurship, and hitched it to his father’s business at the same time!

CLS has been servicing customers across three generations … we are the leader in furniture reupholstery, slipcovers or custom made furniture in Long Island, Westchester, Manhattan and beyond!

A Complete Range of Custom Furniture Services

How to Maintain Your Reupholstered Sofa

How to Maintain Your Reupholstered Sofa

After having your furniture reupholstered, you have to care for it. This ensures it serves you for a long time and protects your investment. While maintaining reupholstered furniture may feel like a chore, it's pretty easy, especially if you are consistent with the...
Reupholstery for Modern Interiors: Blending Classic Techniques with Contemporary Designs

Reupholstery for Modern Interiors: Blending Classic Techniques with Contemporary Designs

If you're refurnishing your home and are aiming for a modern interior, you may find that your furniture won't suit that aesthetic. That's especially true if your furniture has aged. However, instead of purchasing new furniture, consider reupholstery. With this art,...
Reupholstery vs. Buying New: Which is Right for You?

Reupholstery vs. Buying New: Which is Right for You?

The question of whether to reupholster or buy new furniture often arises when people are furnishing or remodeling their homes. After all, letting go of a beloved piece of furniture isn't always easy as it holds sentimental value. On the other hand, you may feel like...
Reupholsterers: The Original Repurposers

Reupholsterers: The Original Repurposers

Almost everywhere you turn, you'll find information about conserving the environment. Sustainability has been a significant topic over the last several years. Many people are looking for ways to reduce waste and protect the environment. Reupholsterers have been at the...
5 Ways to Identify Quality Furniture

5 Ways to Identify Quality Furniture

When buying wood furniture for your home, choosing high-quality furniture that will enhance your home's aesthetics and serve as a long-term investment is important. Quality furniture offers comfort and functionality for many years. However, there are many options...
How a Sofa is Built (the Right Way)

How a Sofa is Built (the Right Way)

When most people shop for sofas, they often think about color, design, and the materials used to build them. Hardly will they start thinking of the steps that go into the building process. Understandably, sofa-making isn't a DIY project. This piece of furniture is...
What is Performance Fabric?

What is Performance Fabric?

Whether decorating your home for the first time or renovating, furniture is one of the most expensive items to budget for. Unfortunately, things like tears, unavoidable stains, and mildew might force you to replace your furniture, which means spending money you could...
Shopping in Your Attic

Shopping in Your Attic

Most of us use our attics to store items we no longer need. But did you know that a trip to your attic might just reveal a hidden gem? That neglected furniture you stored there a while back can prove helpful if you give it another chance through furniture refinishing....
A Loveseat Makeover (a Love Story)

A Loveseat Makeover (a Love Story)

One of the treasures that Kate and Joe received at their wedding was a love seat from Joe's parents. And this wasn't just any old couch. It held many memories, as it graced Joe's family home for quite a few years, offering comfort when needed. In fact, Joe's parents...
Refinishing Dad's Heirloom Desk

Refinishing Dad’s Heirloom Desk

There's something to be said about a piece of heirloom furniture sitting in your house, such as Dad's old desk. This piece is more than a simple object for work. It has witnessed many moments, such as when he worked those late nights or managed household accounts. All...
Sofa Surgery: Reviving Your Garage Sale Find

Sofa Surgery: Reviving Your Garage Sale Find

There's a certain thrill that comes from garage sales. For most people, they enjoy the hunt. However, the real joy is in discovering the treasure you get to take home. Among the host of items you can find is furniture, particularly sofas, which stand out as they hold...
Knowing When It's Time for Custom-Built Furniture

Knowing When It’s Time for Custom-Built Furniture

How often have you visited a furniture store and didn't find a piece that suits your home? You may see something in other instances, but wonder how many people have a similar piece in their homes. Investing in custom-built furniture allows you to eliminate such...
Understanding Custom Window Treatments

Understanding Custom Window Treatments

It’s easy to walk into a home décor shop and get ready-made window treatments when looking for window treatments. While this may be convenient, it’s seldom a good idea. That’s because, in most cases, they may not fit your windows perfectly or match your personal style. Custom window treatments enhance your interiors, creating an attractive focal point and giving your home a cohesive look. Here’s what you need to know to get up-to-speed with custom window treatments.

Not All Upholstery Shops Are the Same

Not All Upholstery Shops Are the Same

Furniture upholstery is a timeless craft that allows for sustainability and personalization. This art form is a journey of transformation that requires you to work with the best artisans. After all, if you want to preserve a family heirloom, you will need a high level of craftsmanship.

Fortunately, CLS Custom Upholsters & Furniture Refinishing isn’t just your average upholstery shop. We take pride in what we do, helping you restore high-end pieces such as coffee tables, sofas, or accent chairs. Our goal is to meet your (and exceed) expectations.

Generational Charm: Redefining Your Home with Expert Wood Furniture Refinishing

Every home has some type of wooden furniture. Perhaps a dining room table, a chair, a coffee table, an office desk, or any other kind of furniture. But while wood is versatile and beautiful, it also tends to degrade over time, losing its appeal. When that happens, we must decide whether to buy a new piece or try to save the old. But what if that piece of furniture holds sentimental value? One of the best options is refinishing it.

Elevate Your Home with Timeless Furniture Reupholstery Solutions

Elevate Your Home with Timeless Furniture Reupholstery Solutions

When it comes to interior design, only a few things can help transform your space significantly, like reupholstering your furniture. It helps extend the life of old furniture while giving your home a new look. Not only does this help reduce waste, but it gives you a chance to customize furniture, infusing your personality and style into your home.

Can Grandma's Furniture Be Saved?

Can Grandma’s Furniture Be Saved?

There is a certain allure that comes from old furniture. Maybe it’s a family heirloom that you cherish and want to ensure you can pass on to your kids. Don’t feel hopeless if that beloved piece begins to show wear, as grandma’s furniture can often be restored.

What Do I Do with My Old Sofa?

What Do I Do with My Old Sofa?

Besides your bed, your sofa is the next piece of furniture you spend a lot of time on. It’s only natural that it will wear out after several years. When your sofa gets old, the next question that comes to mind is what to do with it. For most people, the obvious choice is to dispose of it and get a new couch. But before doing that, have you considered reupholstering it?

Is Your “New” Furniture Truly Built to Last? You May Be Surprised.

Why is consumer confidence in the new furniture available on the mass market today so low?

“I am absolutely delighted with my ‘new’ sofa and loveseat and could not be happier with the results…”

In moving to a new apartment, I decided to get all new furniture. Unfortunately, serious searching found that my sofa and loveseat were not to be easily replaced. The current offerings in multiple furniture stores were monochromatic, monotonous and uninspiring....

True Furniture Upholstery Artisans

Why do we refer to upholsteres as “artisans”? Because a true artisan not only transforms a piece into better than its original glory, but takes tremendous pride in doing so.

slipcovers

When Should I Consider Custom Slipcovers?

You know that sofa in your living room? The one you loved when you first brought it home, but over time has become more and more of an eyesore? Or perhaps that gorgeous chair that your child “colored in” with sharpies? Furniture loses its usefulness when you can’t...

Remaking Old Furniture as Custom Furniture.

I love this sofa, I just wish… How many times have you considered replacing your old sofa because it’s missing a certain something? Maybe you wish it had firmer cushions or taller arms? Or maybe that tufting that you loved so much when you first bought it now looks...
Window treatments

Which Window Treatments Are Right for Me?

When it comes to window treatments, your options are almost limitless. Curtains, blinds, and shades offer a variety of benefits from offering you privacy, to darkening a room, to serving as a beautiful way to dress up your windows. Hunter Douglas curtains and blinds...
Refinishing

Can Furniture Refinishing Save Your Piece?

Do you have a piece of furniture in storage, the garage, or attic? Maybe it’s something that’s been in your family for generations but it just doesn’t go with your decor? Before you decide to pull a “Marie Kondo” think about seeing if that piece has a second life...
Upholstery Shop

Long Island’s Upholstery Shop

If your favorite chair or couch has seen better days, but you just can’t seem to let it go, reupholstery might be right for you! Contacting a professional upholstery shop is a fantastic way to revitalize worn furniture and save you the cost of purchasing a new...

Still Looking Good 11 Years Later!

I ran across these two Wing Chairs we did a while back.

Another Satisfied Customer

We’re glad you love your chair, Mrs. Rossbach!

Heirloom Furniture Restoration

We recently restored, refinished and re-upholstered several pieces of heirloom furniture for Elissa R. from Huntington Station, NY. Here’s what she had to say.

“…the Workmanship is Impeccable.”

We just received a great testimonial from Kathleen, a longtime customer. You are very welcome, Kathleen. It really is a pleasure servicing a slipcover that we made over a decade ago! Dear Mike, It was so kind of you to restore my slipcover after so many years. The...

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