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Todd Wilson of Todd Michael Design (Powell, TN)


What does being an upholsterer mean to you? 

I like the feeling of satisfaction from a completed job and happy client.

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How did you get started in upholstery?

Upholstery has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I don’t remember wanting to do anything else!

What types of upholstery do you do?

Marine and automotive

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How long have you been upholstering?

6 years.

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What is your biggest consumer demand?

Marine Upholstery

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What is your favorite upholstery project you've done?

I love doing wake boats.

What is the strangest item you've found in a restoration?

Maybe not the strangest, but one of the most interesting was a 1963 penny in a 1963 Cadillac Deville!

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Have you noticed any up and coming trends?

More people are requesting dark colors in boats.

What changes would benefit the upholstery industry?

A device that has an ongoing count of the amount of vinyl being used off of a roll.

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Have you ever been featured on television, online, or in another publication?

Not featured, but mentioned in Power Nation during a televised car show that featured one of our client's trucks.

Do you have a shop animal?

Yes. Red, a hound dog mix.

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Some answers have been edited for clarity.


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