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Melinda & Tristan Rush of N-Motion Upholstery (Murfreesboro, TN)


What does being an upholsterer mean to you?

Being an upholsterer means being able to restore the things of the past for enjoyment for the future.

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How did you get started in upholstery?

N-Motion Upholstery became a family business born from the restoration of a 1940 Ford Coupe!


What types of upholstery do you do?

Auto, marine, and motorcycles.

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How long have you been upholstering?

We’ve been doing this for 30+ years!


What is your biggest consumer demand?

We do a lot of headliners and seat repairs.

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What is your favorite upholstery project you've done?

The full custom interior in a 1964 Ford Galaxy

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

One time we had seat frames that were completely encapsulated in a beehive and honeycomb.


Have you noticed any up and coming trends?

We’ve been seeing more and more ‘70s and ‘80s trucks and SUVs – Broncos, Wagoneers, Blazers, etc.

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What changes would benefit the upholstery industry?

Less structural components made from plastic

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

No, we haven’t!


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Some answers have been edited for clarity.


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