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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: 65Buick on November 08, 2017, 11:16:45 AM

Title: Attaching springs to burlap
Post by: 65Buick on November 08, 2017, 11:16:45 AM
I see on my loveseat the coil springs are attached the bottom burlap using something called a clincher tool. Keeping in mind that this tool is rather expensive, is there another way reupholsterers attach the springs on the bottom? The tops were tied in regular fashion.
Title: Re: Attaching springs to burlap
Post by: SteveA on November 08, 2017, 01:03:23 PM
You can tie the bottom of the springs to the webbing using button twine and a needle - go around the base of each spring - make loops and knots.  Tie each spring in three places. 

SA
Title: Re: Attaching springs to burlap
Post by: kodydog on November 08, 2017, 01:05:52 PM
The Klinch It tool is fast but watch out for those razor sharp clips. And expensive http://www.diyupholsterysupply.com/klinch-it-tool.html

I tie them the old fashioned way just like this lady does. She starts at the 3 minute mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGM5hSPwhAY

One thing to consider, If the old webbing is not rotten just leave it in place and add new webbing over the top. Pull it tight using a webbing stretcher. Keep in mind the thickness if you are not adding a skirt, if the new webbing is too close to the edge you will have a lumpy mess on the bottom edge of your love seat. This method will save you about 1-1/2 hours.
Title: Re: Attaching springs to burlap
Post by: 65Buick on November 10, 2017, 10:12:18 PM
I had gloves and everything on and still I got cut in 3 places ripping that smelly old burlap off. (From the klinch fasteners)
So basically replicate where they were but with a single hand tied square knot? Nothing further?