Upholstery Workshop

We're here because we enjoy working with our hands and love having a finished product to be proud of. Customer satisfaction and quality workmanship are very important to us.

“We rely heavily on word of mouth for the success of our business, therefore customer satisfaction and quality workmanship are very important to us.”

Automotive Upholstery

Car Seats, Motorbike Seats, Canvas Seat Covers, Car Headlinings, Door Cards, Carpets, Floor Mats, Full Interiors, Caravan Awnings, Caravan Interiors, Torneau Covers

Marine Upholstery

Boat Seats, Boat Covers, Road Covers, Carpets, Bimini Tops, Full Interiors, Clear PVC Windows, Jet Ski Seats, Jet Ski Covers

Home Interiors

Couches, Recliners, Chairs, Lounge Suites, Stools, Wood Refinishing/Repairs, Chaise Lounges, Ottomans, Dining Chairs, Window Seats, Squabs, Cushions, Headboards, Bean Bags, Wall Hangings, Cow Hide Rugs

Outdoor Upholstery

Outdoor Furniture, Shade Sails, Awnings, Trampoline Mats, Pool Covers, Horse Blankets, Outdoor Bean Bags, Tents, BBQ Covers, Swing Seats, Umbrellas

Commercial Upholstery

Booth Seating, Dining Chairs, Tarps, Marquees, Shade Sails, Outdoor Seating, Bags, Golf Cart Covers, Golf Cart Seats, Transport Covers, Bar Stools, Umbrellas

Good People

About the Owner - Nate Hedwig.

I enjoy a challenge and making things that are a little bit out there and different, or turning something old and run down into something shiny and new.

Upholstery Workshop is owned and operated by Nate Hedwig. I have been a Queenstown local since 2001 after moving here for a winter and then never leaving.

At Upholstery Workshop we pride ourselves on friendly, reliable service from knowledgable staff.  We have a large range of sample fabrics in store to choose from including PVC, vinyl, leather, canvas and foam. So we can find something to suit your needs. We also provide a pick-up and delivery service for those hard to transport items.

Nate Hedwig


21st April 2021

I made the Wakatipu Wild a team stick bag at the start of their season. They gave us this cool team photo and card. Thanks ladies, it’s gone straight on the wall with the other hockey stuff.

17th April 2021

Scooter McGavin walk around.

17th April 2021

Meet Scooter McGavin. My new all electric scooter.
I reshaped the seat, made a leather cover for it and built some brackets and saddle bags to mount on the sides.

15th April 2021

Squab for this bed end bench seat. Fabric is a James Dunlop Wool, bench made locally by One Dog Furniture.

15th April 2021

Tonneau cover for a Ford Ranger with cut outs for the timber racks

14th April 2021

For these couches we just replaced the light fabric sections and kept the darker parts as is.
Luckily the design of the couches meant we could just unbolt the arms and lift off the cushions to replace the worn out striped fabric with new Melton Fibreguard fabric. Easy as that.
Back pillows to be done at a later date once new house colour schemes are chosen.

9th April 2021

We’re halfway through reupholstering our couches at home.
We kept the electric recliner frames
Made a few changes to the wooden frames to suit the cleaner, simpler style we wanted
Built completely new arms to give them a better shape
All new foam in the seat and back
And then finished it in Melton Fibreguard fabric to make it super easy to keep clean.
The 3 seater is done, but as you can see, we haven’t started on the 2 seater yet.

7th April 2021

From before Easter
Waterproof cover for this Ford Ranger rear storage box, made from ripstop pvc with rear zips to make it easier to put on.

30th March 2021

Green with black dimple vinyl chair for the clients pool room. Made to match some stools we did.

26th March 2021

Red vinyl bench seat, tuck and roll with buttons from a 1920’s Hudson.
We did a bit of work on the springs, gave it all new foam and a new vinyl cover. A big improvement from the way it came in.

24th March 2021

Before and after of the back of our work van.
-New headliner with acoustic deadening foam under roof
-Wrapped pillars and visors to match headlining
-Flex marine carpet wrapped all walls
-Wooden floor
-Floor and wheel arch marine carpet mats
-New back wall attached to redesign centre console speaker box

24th March 2021

It’s like a whole new van!
Graphics layout designed by Chris.
It’s black logos printed on clear vinyl with the big logo applied over the top.
Thanks to Callum at Queenstown Signs for the awesome work on the wrap and Richard at Deluxe Detail for doing a ceramic coating to protect the wrap and also making everything else (bumpers, mirrors, wheels etc) look like new again.

19th March 2021

Biggest spa pool I’ve ever seen! (5mx2.3m)

Six piece swim spa cover, made from heavy duty superproof 12 ounce canvas. Designed to withstand the sun better than the original vinyl.
We reused the two thicker polystyrene cores, but moved them from the centre out to each end. The customers ordered 4 new, even thicker ones to make this cover stronger than original, as their little dog and cat like to sunbathe on top.

19th March 2021

New seats and backs for this outdoor lounge suite. Made in Sunbrella outdoor furniture canvas, they’re designed to be left out and not need to be put away.

15th March 2021

How about the view from this spa!!

Today we finished a canvas storage cover for this crazy shaped spa pool.
We put zips with Velcro flaps on one end so that it easily slides over, hooks under the stairs and then zips down to the shape of the base. It gets pretty windy out there so being such a tight fit will keep it all in place.
All the crazy angles made it a tricky one, but we’re super happy with how it fits.

12th March 2021

New scooter seat yesterday in a bright orange to give the scooter a little pop of colour.

9th March 2021

Wall to wall headboard panels with light switch and wall socket cut outs and a queen size headboard with a light switch cutout

3rd March 2021

We got a nice reference from a client the other day.

“Nate was recommended to us by Cavit & Co in Auckland to craft and install fabric panelling, outdoor seat coverings and cushions with a variety of client supplied fabrics. His workmanship is excellent, he delivered when he said he would, very tidy craftsman, trustworthy and stuck entirely to quoted price even when there were small design variations. Very highly recommended.” - James Kellow, Queenstown.

26th February 2021

Full wall sized headboard panels with cutouts for light switches and sockets

26th February 2021

Outdoor squabs, pillows and storage covers for outdoor couches

24th February 2021

New Zepel Fibreguard fabric for this classic chair

15th February 2021

New Sunbrella outdoor fabric with square details sewn in for a pair of these classic Peter Hvidt designed chairs.

4th February 2021

Furniture covers for these outdoor chairs.

4th February 2021

Late last year we made three of these outdoor daybeds with new custom cut foam and Sunbrella Terrycloth fabric specially imported from the US.

4th February 2021

Tonneau cover for a Mercedes X350D with sports bars

18th January 2021

We had a tall customer come in with his Honda Rebel last week. We had him sit on the bike with some different foams to get the height right. We ended up adding 50mm of foam to his seat and made a new brown leather cover for it.
These are the photos he sent us of it on the bike.

17th January 2021

We had a nice day out on the lake yesterday playing jetskis and I got a chance to go check out a houseboat we did some work on a while ago.
We made the canvas roof and sides and there’s also some squabs inside in the bar area

15th January 2021

Yesterday we shaved a bunch of foam off this Harley seat to match the lines of the bike better, then gave it a new leather cover in a simpler, cleaner style. Before photo shows the width before.

13th January 2021

First tonneau cover for the year. This one’s for an Isuzu D-Max

22nd December 2020

We are closing tomorrow afternoon and will work part time (weather dependent) after New Year.
Back full time from the 11th.
Please still email for quotes etc. if needed.

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  • Tel: (03) 428 2872
  • Address: Unit 6, Shotover Ridge, 185 Glenda Drive, Queenstown