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« : March 31, 2017, 06:21:15 PM »

Hi folks,

Just wanted others' opinions before I forge ahead.

Here I have a spring seat, which has been tied, burlap, densified dacron on top, edge roll, and 1/4" foam around the sides.

I have a nice piece of dacron I'm ready to install over the top of all of this. After that, I have 1" 2.8lb foam, a tiny bit more dacron, and then the final cover.

Not going to run into problems between the edge roll am I?

Originally it was burlap, many layers of cotton, then cheesecloth, then the final cover.


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« #1 : March 31, 2017, 07:18:12 PM »

One thing to remember with dacron is that it matts. In 6 months of use it will be all matted down to nothing. The edge roll will show. You would build a better seat with 1 1/2" (can't tell the thickness of the edge roll) foam up to the edge roll and possibly another inch wrapped over the edge roll or at least up to the front edge of the roll. Then cotton then dacron if you must.

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« #2 : March 31, 2017, 10:44:57 PM »

We had a customer come in this week with a bunch of small projects. One project was a cushion with a really loose cover. I opened it and inside was 5 inches of nothing but dense Dacron. My point is the same as Paul's point. Dacron eventually smashes down to nothing. I'd opt for more foam and less Dacron, just an opinion. That is a pretty cool looking retro chair though. Post a pic when done.
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« #3 : April 03, 2017, 06:42:36 PM »

The original upholstery had a piece of coir on top of the burlap. I'm guessing they used this because it's strong and dense. They also used a lot of cotton batting, but I don't think dacron was readily available in the 50s.
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« #4 : April 03, 2017, 08:18:53 PM »

but I don't think dacron was readily available in the 50s.
And the point is?

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