Upholstery is a dying business. Very few people
learn upholstery.
Many years ago, it was a popular vocational trade
at schools for the deaf. Not anymore now.
There is an upholstery shop in Hurricane, WV (a small
town of 6,300 people).
The shop was owned by a deaf man who learned upholstery
at West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.
The deaf upholsterer has retired after owning his business
for 40 years. Taking over the shop is the Coda son. He said
he thanks his deaf father for learning everything about
DeafDigest editor knows of few Coda sons learning
upholstery from their deaf fathers!