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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => How'd You Do That??? => Topic started by: kodydog on December 17, 2011, 08:54:29 PM

Title: Fixing Springs
Post by: kodydog on December 17, 2011, 08:54:29 PM
Many months back someone asked about fixing springs that were hanging out the bottom of a chair. Normally I would say its time to reupholster the chair and fix the springs the way they should be. That is to reweb the bottom and retie the top of the springs.

Every once in a while I get a customer who just wants the springs stuffed back up into the chair and no matter what I say, doesn't want the expense to do it right.

This customer is 84 years old, shes the mother of a friend of ours and she has more (good) jobs to do. Here's what I do.

This is the mess I started with,
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/th_IdaRepair1.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/?action=view&current=IdaRepair1.jpg)

First I striped the old burlap off. When I did I found thin straps holding the springs together with hog rings instead of the usual 8-way hand tied.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/th_IdaRepair2.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/?action=view&current=IdaRepair2.jpg) 

Next I 4-way tie the bottom of the springs to hold them in place and pull them down somewhat.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/th_IdaRepair3.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/?action=view&current=IdaRepair3.jpg)

Then I web the bottom and pull everything tight.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/th_IdaRepair4.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/?action=view&current=IdaRepair4.jpg)

Its a neat old chair but could use some TLC.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/th_IdaRepair.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x386/EdwinNorthuis/?action=view&current=IdaRepair.jpg)

Title: Re: Fixing Springs
Post by: bigredneck on February 22, 2013, 07:24:10 PM
Nice post. Thanks for the info.