- Furniture Repair Services
Furniture Repair Services, located
in the Dorland Building, is part of the Materials Management
Department. This operation 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.
The operation purchases and maintains
an inventory of new commercial grade carpet stock in
a limited selection of colors. 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 drapery
fabrics available from several suppliers. Services include
custom measuring, ordering of drapery rods, fabrication
of finished drapery, and installation. Repairs to existing
drapery are 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.
- Work Request Procedures
- Call Furniture Repair Services
at 753-6287 and discuss the type of repair work needed.
- Items can be examined on site
or picked up for shop evaluation at Furniture Repair
- Choose fabric and color desired
for upholstery and drapery fabrication, or request
fabric samples for review at your department location.
- Indicate whether a pre-job cost
estimate is needed.
- Provide a valid university account
number by e-mail to the Furniture Repair Manager to
initiate a job order.
- When the billing account number
has been provided, a work order will be initiated
to have items picked up by Central Stores movers or
Furniture Repair Services staff.
- When the work is completed, the
items will be returned to the customer for approval,
and the billing will be processed to the General Accounting
Office for internal transfer of funds.
- Pre-Job Estimate
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.
- Approved Line Items for Furniture
- Revenue Bond accounts may
charge repair work to PeopleSoft account #693100 (repair
and maintenance) or #693050 (in university residence
- Local Fund accounts may charge
to account #690005 or #693100.
- General Revenue accounts may
charge to account #690005 only (contractual services).
All billings are processed against
departmental budgets through an internal transfer of