Custom upholstered Cornics with a focus on quality

Welcome to The Cornice Factory, home of the finest upholstered cornice boards made. For years now we have been selling window cornices, upholstered headboards, and throw pillows to designers, decorators, and drapery workrooms all over the United States at wholesale prices, and now I am very excited to announce that we are selling directly to the consumer as well. The Cornice Factory offers a wide variety of cornice styles that are all custom made to order.

At The Cornice Factory, our mission is to provide the consumer with a top quality product at the most affordable price. The Cornice Factory is a third generation family owned upholstery business started in 1940. There are now many people out there that call themselves upholsterers, but being a craftsman is not something that you can learn, it's in your blood. Ever since we opened your doors in central North Carolina in 1952, the business has been going strong every since.

a little About Us

The Cornice Factory, home of the finest upholstered cornice boards made. For years now we have been selling window cornices and upholstered headboards to designers, decorators, and drapery workrooms all over the United States at wholesale prices, and now I am very excited to announce that we are selling directly to the consumer as well. By doing this we are able to pass a great deal of savings directly to you. If you already have your own ideas and fabric, this is the perfect opportunity for you to save as much as 75% off retail prices. At some of the larger drapery workrooms across the country, they sell only to wholesalers and you have to have an account set up before you can even see a price list. Here at The Cornice Factory we are going to keep things as simple as possible; sell to everyone at the same price. It is going to be a lot easier this way and it will save a lot of time keeping up with the paperwork.

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What should you expect when you order a upholstered cornice from The Cornice Factory? That's easy, expect only the best. We start by handcrafting each cornice out of the finest materials available. When the cornice is complete it has to pass our inspection before it can be boxed and shipped. When it arrives to you just follow the simple instructions on installation. You will even find all the necessary hardware included so that you can install it right a way.

Our Mission

At The Cornice Factory, our mission is to provide the consumer with a top quality product at the most affordable price. It is our promise to make you, the customer proud to say that I bought my cornice and/or headboard from The Cornice Factory. As you may already know, most of our work comes from customer referrals, so your satisfaction is our top priority.

Our History

I am a third generation upholsterer and it was my grandfather who first got started in the business back in 1940. He learned a great skill back then and passed what he learned on to my father. In 1960 my father at the young age of 16 was making $75.00 a week. I know it does not sound like much now, but back then that was a lot. My father and I alike have never really done anything else. Well times have changed and now there are many people out there that call themselves upholsterers, but being a craftsman is not something that you can learn, its in your blood. My grandfather moved to central North Carolina in 1952 and the business has been going strong every since. I can say now with out a doubt, that my father and I are the best in the business today.

Testimonials

Listed below are a few of our many satisfied customers that were kind enough to let us know how much they appreciated our services. I want to thank each and every one of them that took the time to share their thoughts with us. If you have any comments or suggestions then we would like to hear from you. Email us

We receive our cornice yesterday and it's just beautiful! Excellent workmanship and quality, and the turnaround time was fantastic. We plan to install it today, and I hope you'll be there to help if I have any questions to email you... The instructions are pretty straightforward, and I think we'll be o.k. We are very happy with it, and I can't wait to see how it looks when it's hanging. Thanks again for everything, and I really do hope to do business again soon. Regards, S.K., Lake Worth, FL

I finally got to see the cornices -- they are superb! I couldn't have asked for more than that --Excellent finishing! I was surprised to see your attention to detail --for example, aligning it so that fabric pattern matched at the seems. And much more! I have been told that I am a very difficult person to please. I think I like the best of the best --and you didn't give me even a little bit of room to see any problems. I was little concerned about placing an order over the internet -- but you put my concerns to rest! Once again, thank you very much for a very pleasant experience. Thanks, Nikki J., Boyds, MD

I finally got to see the cornices -- they are superb! I couldn't have asked for more than that --Excellent finishing! I was surprised to see your attention to detail --for example with http://jasenwunder.org/, aligning it so that fabric pattern matched at the seems. And much more! I have been told that I am a very difficult person to please. I think I like the best of the best --and you didn't give me even a little bit of room to see any problems. I was little concerned about placing an order over the internet -- but you put my concerns to rest! Once again, thank you very much for a very pleasant experience. Thanks, Nikki J., Boyds, MD

Thank the Lord for ebay! I live in Raleigh and have just bought a new home. I made an appointment with a custom window treatment shop last week for 2 fabric covered cornices for my daughter's room. I was shocked when she called me back with a quote! I knew I could do better, so I started looking online and happened to check ebay, where I found your page. How thrilled was I to find that you were in Raleigh! Thanks! Beth K., Raleigh, NC

"I just wanted to let someone know how beautiful my headboard is and that I am very pleased with the quality of workmanship that you put into it. I am really glad that I took the time to shop around and I am glad that I found you on the web. I was also very happy to see that my headboard was boxed so well and that the shipping costs were very affordable." Thanks again, Kathy T., El Paso, Texas

"Wow my uncle from Salem told me you guys were good but I did not expect that you could match a cornice that I saw in a magazine from just a simple photo. I will recommend you to all my friends." Sincerely, William M., Newark, NJ

"I think that this is a great idea that you have come up with by selling your work on the Internet. I just love how you have your web site designed, I think it will be very simple for someone to navigate around and find everything that they are looking for. I have enjoyed my long relationship with The Cornice Factory and will continue to do business with you because of the wonderful quality and craftsmanship that you put into each piece. Your work is next to none that I have seen." Lisa S., Raleigh, NC

"Hey, I just want to say thanks for saving me a lot of money by not having to deal with a decorator. I had this one lady come out from one of the more popular department stores and try to tell me what I needed and what my taste was and to be quite honest with you, she was way off. I did not like her ideas at all. Your company was very friendly and was able to help me measure and make this as painless as humanly possible. You better believe that I will use and recommend you in the future." Jennifer P., Spartanburg, SC

"I would like to thank you for your wonderful customer service. Without it I would not have been able to do this. I had always wanted to use some of the fabric that I had left over when I had my two family room chairs re-upholstered years ago. I never knew that it took so little fabric to cover a cornice. The buttons that you added matched my chairs to a tee. The over all quality made it look more like a piece of art than a window treatment. I was able to compare my cornice with one that I had seen at the local fabric store where I had my chairs covered and I could really tell the difference in craftsmanship. I am what you would call a perfectionist and when I look close at someone’s work I can usually find something that I do not like. The fabrics stores cornice had something called “gimp” on the back to cover all the staples. Yours was nicely finished off like a piece of furniture. Also they had a large cording added to the bottom that looked like someone just glued it on. Very sloppy, and I guess what made it worse was the sales person telling me that their workroom was the best in the state. What I cannot understand is that your prices were almost half as much as their’s even after shipping. When the UPS man delivered my package I was so excited that it took so little time. I was expecting three to four weeks and was thrilled when it came in eleven days after I shipped you my fabric. My husband was also glad that you sent the hardware and instructions that was necessary for hanging them. This was a very nice and pleasant experience, and I will be more than happy to give your business cards that you sent to my friends and co-workers. " Pauline M., Lynchburg, Va.

Here's how to Get Started

The most common question we receive is, "Where are your fabric choices". Here at The Cornice Factory we do not sell fabric. We require each customer to supply us with their own fabric. In doing business this way, you will know exactly what yo expect when your order arrives. We think that the customer should not be limited to a small selection when there is so much to choose from. Plus, you could have a fabric that is already in use in your home .

When you decide that you want The Cornice Factory to start production on your new cornice, headboard or throw pillows; this is how the process will go... Choose your style / Choose the style for your cornice, headboard or throw pillows. You can choose from one of the styles listed on our web site or you can contact us with your ideas. Send us a drawing, picture, or just describe what you have in mind and we will do our best to accommodate all of your desire.

Make accurate measurements : Needless to say, this is extremely important. Be sure that the width, depth, height, etc. are measured exactly. If you are having difficulties getting your measurements, contact us and we will walk you through the necessary steps to ensure that your order fits perfectly into your home or business.

Send us all of the information that you have collected about your order / This includes styles, measurements, etc. We will be in contact with you to discuss how many yards of fabric that you will need and what embellishments (extras) that you wish to add to your order. You may choose from embellishments that we have in stock (or that we can order) or you may supply your own.

Embellishments / Embellishments are all of the extras that you can add to improve the look of your cornice, lambrequin, or headboard. At The Cornice Factory we can add just about anything that you wish for an additional fee. These are a few things that are popular; tassel and bullion fringe, decorative cording, decorative nails, buttons, jumbo welt cord, bands, and boarders. Don’t hesitate to ask what we can do to spice up any of our products.