CSI has a long history of working with Nebraska churches. Refinishing, refurbishing, or re-upholstering church pews and other furnishings saves both money and memories. Our Quality workmanship and materials ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Contact your CSI Sales Representative
  • We will visit you at no cost to discuss the project
  • If applicable, select the fabric from the many choices we offer
  • Select the wood stain and/or laminate
  • We will provide you with the cost estimate of the project
  • If new hymnal holders or pew ends are needed, CSI will provide a cost estimate
  • We will provide you an estimated completion date
  • If agreed, CSI will schedule a pick up of the items to be worked on
  • When the work is done we will schedule a delivery date
  • CSI prices include pick up and return delivery. Please click on the previous link to read the limitations for removing and installing pews.

Additional Information

  • All items to be picked up must be already detached from the floor, walls etc
  • Kneelers must be detached from the pews
  • Any signs must be removed prior to pick up
  • Move any items from the balcony or the downstairs basement to the main level
  • CSI will label the pews per the layout so they can be returned to the same location (the church is responsible to label pews or other items located in the balcony or downstairs)
  • Depending on the size of the pews, CSI will make a number of trips to pick up or deliver them back
  • Any repairs identified during the refinishing process will be communicated to the church and will include a cost estimate
  • CSI will deliver the pews, kneelers, rails, etc. to the church after completion. The church will be responsible for all reinstallation and for moving any pews to the balcony or downstairs.

Pricing includes stripping, sanding and refinishing. Major repairs, upholstery, and ornate details or decoration will result in additional charges. Free estimates are available, please contact your CSI Sales Representative

In addition, we have furniture for the office, filing cabinets, cafeteria tables and variety of chairs. See all of our products here.

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT:  St. Joseph Catholic Church, located in Auburn, NE, has been undergoing some renovation over the past few months. Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) was pleased to have been chosen to refinish and reupholster the Pews, Kneelers, Prie Dieus, Presiders’ Arm Chair, and Presiders’ Side Chairs and to refinish a few Hymnal Holders. The project also included constructing new Hymnal Holders to match existing ones, new Card Holders and a make a number of new Pew Ends to also match existing ones.

Churches with smaller budgets can get more done without compromising craftsmanship and quality. CSI offers excellent prices plus free pickup and delivery throughout Nebraska. Our crew made several trips to St. Joseph's to pick up all of the items requiring work. The pews turned out to be some of the longest and heaviest we have ever worked on. The work was completed in the Wood Shop located inside the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. As many as 25 incarcerated men with expertise in this type work labored on this project at various times. They logged at least 2500 hours of work to get the entire project done. Several return trips later, our crew delivered and set-up everything back in the church.

Father Karl Millis says the church renovation is almost complete. Some painting is still in the plans as well as some additional work on the Altar.

This was one of many projects CSI has been involved in over the years related to churches throughout Nebraska. Our excellent reputation of outstanding work related to reconditioning and reupholstering of pews and other church items has kept many of our incarcerated men busy over the years. These men take justifiable pride in the craftsmanship of the products, while at the same time learn the importance of working responsibly as a part of our production teams and aquiring much needed vocational skills. We are all appreciative of the patronage of our customers, such as St. Joseph Catholic Church, as it is vital for CSI’s continued success in maintaining and expanding its programs and providing opportunities for incarcerated men to ready themselves for re-entry back to the community.


Here are some photographs of other recent work we did in a number of churches from around Nebraska:





Some before and after photos: