Michael’s Custom Built

About Us

Michael’s Custom Built, Inc. located in San Rafael, California is a full service upholstery shop. For over twenty-five years Michael’s has been in business, reupholstering, slipcovering, and building new custom upholstered furniture for the residents and interior designers of Marin County, San Francisco, the East Bay and the Napa Sonoma Wine Country.

Examples of Michael’s work has been shown in the Marin, Napa and San Francisco Designer Showcase Homes as well as Sunset, Northern California Home and Garden, California Home and Design, Traditional Home, and Better Homes and Garden Magazines.

The knowledgeable staff, craftsmen and designers at Michael’s Custom Built, Inc. are committed to thoughtful, creative design, personalized customer service and high quality craftsmanship. We are dedicated to creating work of enduring value and substance. We feature the finest organic fiber fillings, natural fabrics, and environmentally friendly materials to accommodate any need.

Every masterpiece we create is born of a passion for perfection and meticulously crafted by hand into a work of art unlike any other

Michael Jimenez

Our Services

We offer the following products and services
to all of our clients
Custom Cushions and Toss Pillows


Michael’s Custom Built Upholstery recovers and restores antique upholstered furniture. Working with antiques requires a special level of expertise. Much of the older furniture that we work on has never been recovered, or was recovered over 40 years ago.


Banquettes are built-in seating areas or nooks that are a versatile and practical seating solution for kitchens and dining rooms. In a living or family room, a banquette can provide deep comfortable sofa like seating without taking up a lot of floor space.


Michael’s recovers and makes new cushions and toss pillows for indoor and outdoor use. We make seat cushions in every possible shape and size.


Dining chairs are a great little redecorating project. They don’t require much fabric and most dining chairs are inexpensive to recover. Consider using a bold color or pattern on your dining seats. Using patterned fabrics on dining seats can be a great accent. The wooden chair acts as a visual frame for the fabric.


Michael’s recovers and makes new furniture for all uses. We have a variety of different types of cushions filling to suit any possible location or situation including latex or poly foam, available in several different densities, down and feather blends, spring inserts or a combination of any two or more of these products.


Michael’s Custom Built Inc. is a progressive upholstery shop, upholstering furniture in the classic manner. We build new furniture and reupholster recycled furniture. We have the resources to make any upholstered piece more earth friendly. n, and cotton


Perhaps you aren’t a designer, but you know what you like, and haven’t found the right furniture at the stores or design center. Maybe you saw something in a magazine that you thought was just perfect but you can’t find it in a store. Bring us the picture and let us create it for you.


Whether you have a large outdoor seating area or a snug patio, Michael’s can help you design or recover outdoor furniture that will work for you. Using the finest outdoor fabric brands such as Sunbrella and Outdura, our custom cushions are elegant, durable, and designed specifically for you.


Do you have a great sofa but you wish that the arm had a different shape? What about your club chair that is really comfortable but looks a bit out of style? Do you wish that your sofa were really a loveseat?


Slipcovers are a sewn fitted cover made for your sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman or headboard. We make a cover that fits the body of the furniture and then we cut and sew separate zip on covers for the cushions.


Every room needs a focal point and an upholstered headboard is an easy way to achieve this in your bedroom. A simple shape and a crisp fabric can create a modern look or choose a curvy shape and a patterned fabric for a romantic environment. 

Upholstered Walls

Padded and your fabric applied for a distinctive look.

Our Special Collection

Animal Prints

A collection of recent upholstery projects using real and faux animal skins.