I bought an old chair. Loved the shape. The frame was very sturdy. The upholstery was horrible. Beckenstein had a barrel of fabric that was “very reasonable”. My Victorian chair is now a showcase.My Sofa is beautiful. Saved thousands! Same barrel. Fabric for both was less than $5.00 a yard.My only complaint was that labor, pick up and delivery we’re WAY to high.
Dave Kossmann
Dave Kossmann
15:46 13 Dec 18
Outstanding fabric, guidance and workmanship! Easy to work with even for small projects.
Jane Rosenthal
Jane Rosenthal
00:57 10 Dec 18
Beckenstein Fabric has an encyclopedic selection of fabrics which can be daunting. When asked, they're willing to spend time with you to help narrow down which fabrics you should consider for your upholstery project and budget (which can still be a huge selection), and then identify individual fabrics for final consideration. In doing so, they identify the work- and wear-ability of the fabric so you know in advance how challenging it will be to apply a given fabric to a piece of furniture as well as how it will break-in over time. They also excelled in getting fabrics from the source on a rush basis. I was buying fabrics for a project overseas, and more than once they were able to get us what we needed on a very short turn around for trips to the project. Bottom line: fantastic selection and service!
Dennis Lamont
Dennis Lamont
15:15 09 Dec 18
The staff is always accommodating and orders are arrive on time. If there are ever any issues, corrections are made. The store is very customer service centric.
Carla Weisberg
Carla Weisberg
17:06 07 Dec 18
Nice selection of fabrics, and Garry helped me keep the cost down, not pushing expensive fabrics but working within my budget. I ended up spending less than I expected!
Sarah B
Sarah B
14:33 06 Dec 18
Love Beckenstein....great customer service from Gary!
Laura Meehan-Agasian
Laura Meehan-Agasian
17:39 04 Dec 18
I usually avoid rating goods and services, because I have come to see it as creating content with no reward, but when promoted by Beckenstein to rate their upholstery service, I jumped at the chance. This is because I was so delighted with the job they did. Several years ago they reupholstered a setee and two chairs that I own, and the results are of the highest quality—-and still look gorgeous. They used high quality mohair, which I bought off their sale table at deep discount. Their pick up and delivery was great, too. I would recommend them to anyone, and look forward to working with them again.
Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust
17:28 30 Nov 18
Beautiful fabrics. Attention to detail and doing highest caliber of workmanship. Congenial to deal with. In plain English: the best.Janice Michaelson
Janice Michaelson
Janice Michaelson
20:52 27 Sep 18
I love Beckenstein Fabric. I've been using their services for over 25 years which is a testiment to consistent, high quality work, lovely fabric choices and really good customer service. I'd add that I've priced their work against competetors in NYC and upstate...the price is really the same and sometimes less (especially compared to upstate where there are often fewer fabric choices and work quality may or may not be as good.) Most recent experience: My 16 year old niece wanted a high back chair to sit and read in in her room. We pulled an old one out of storage. It was well made but needed a LOT of TLC. We went to Beckenstein Fabric and Marne worked with my niece to pick out a fabric. She helped her find an inexpensive but lovely fabric that fit our budget. (She also made my niece promise to sit in the chair and read - My niece kept her promise Marne!!) Beckenstein then restored the interior of the chair and reupholstered it. Now a beautiful dark blue velvet high back chair sits in my niece's room! Thank you Marne and Beckenstein!!!Earlier experienceWe have a sun porch with a loveseat and a chair with ottoman probably purchased by our Grandma around 1910. I.e., it was much better quality than all the replacement furniture we looked at so we decided to invest in reupholstering the furniture rather than tossing them and purchasing new furniture that would fall apart in a few years and that we didn't really like. Marne helped me work through what fabric would work best in a sunny area and be durable. Then, when I zeroed in on a fabric collection, she helped me figure out which fabric would work best on what piece of furniture. We LOVE the results and we're coming back with more "heirloom" furniture this year. Thank you to Marne and the team!
Meg Browne
Meg Browne
00:28 30 Aug 18
I have been working with Beckensteins for over 20 years and they have always had great customer service with great accuracy and accountability with what I ordered. I have had my current couch reupholstered twice by them and from picking fabric samples with William, sitting down with Garry and getting a quote, to delivery and installation - everything was smooth and perfect.Highly recommend their services and staff - this is a one of kind institution, shop here.
Kyle Greenberg
Kyle Greenberg
17:25 06 Aug 18
Beckenstein reupholstered my Victorian rocking chair, and I am thrilled with the result. The chair looks beautiful, and it is even more comfortable than it was originally. The workmanship is superb in every detail; the price was right; and Garry and his staff could not have been more courteous and helpful throughout the process.
Margaret Hunt
Margaret Hunt
02:45 21 Jun 18
I got my upholstery projects back this week and can't stop and admiring them. Susie and the team at Beckenstein's really know what they're doing - and they do it very well. Am already thinking about what to give them next.
JB NYC
JB NYC
16:40 12 Jun 18
Beckenstein’s just installed another one of my client’s window treatments this past week. SUPER happy with the work, as always. Garry, Carlos and the whole team did a fantastic job!
tommy beall
tommy beall
21:26 11 Jun 18
Cushions are something we use every day but rarely think about - until they're uncomfortable, ripped, worn, or outdated. Other upholstery shops can recover your furniture, but when it comes to having custom foam cushions made, no one beats Beckenstein Fabrics for their unquestionable quality, personalized service and limitless options. Your journey to custom cushions begins when you contact us to make an appointment with one of our design consultants.

Choosing the Size and Shape

Your furniture is unique, just like you. Whether you need stadium seat cushions for your chairs or an odd shape padded seat for your banquette, you are never limited to stock shapes and sizes. Since we custom-make every piece, we can tailor your cushions to fit your furniture exactly. Simply bring us your measurements or arrange for in-home measurements to be taken.

Choosing Your Fabric

When it comes to your indoor couch cushions, banquette cushions or outdoor furniture cushions, fabric type can make or break the space. You want something beautiful that reflects your own personal sense of style, but you also want a fabric that can be durable through all of the life that happens on and around your furniture. Your outdoor couch may need a waterproof material while your great-grandmother's settee in a seldom-used space could warrant a more delicate composition. Fortunately, Beckenstein Fabrics relies on a wealth of in-stock fabrics perfect for your cushion needs. But the selection does not stop at what we stock in-house. We can custom order one of thousands of fabrics for your replacement couch cushion covers that will meet your durability needs and design taste.

Choosing Your Fill

When it comes to custom cushions outdoor spaces have different fill requirements than indoor spaces. Weather will play a role in how your cushions wear over time outside. Most of the time, custom foam cushions are an ideal choice for your patio, porch or balcony. When it comes to replacement indoor couch cushions, down was once the fill of choice for high end furniture. However, it had a tendency to shift the more it was used, causing lumps to appear. Today's down cushions are actually made from a combination of down and poly foam, sewn into muslin ticking with channels. This helps the down to stay put without migrating from one side to another. Add a foam core or springs wrapped in poly foam and your couch cushions will retain their shape and comfort for years to come.

Unparalleled Support

There are some pieces that you simply cannot transport to have them measured. Fortunately, our experts can come to you to measure your piece for new custom-created cushions. Contact us today to set up an appointment with a design consultant who can walk you through the process.

Whether you are looking to recover an antique, add interest to a thrift store find or add a finishing touch to a room's design, Beckenstein Fabrics has you covered. Choose your own size, shape, fabric, and fill and let us use more than 100 years of experience to give you the cushion of your dreams.