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Started by 65Buick, September 11, 2017, 06:49:12 pm
Quote from: kodydog on December 02, 2017, 01:10:47 amI have seen plenty of furniture with the edge wire only on the sides and front. Just make sure you stuff out the back with plenty of cotton or dacron to make sure that back edge is smooth and not lumpy and to eliminate any gaps that may appear.
Quote from: 65Buick on December 11, 2017, 08:37:09 pmQuestion1. Am I better to run twine over the top of the springs to compress them to right height, and then tie them? I saw a video where a guy did this.Then continue on and tie the springs to the already run twine. If you are explaining tieing a twine up and down to compress the spring then No. Just tie them front to back, side to side and diag. The frame is a good one for just red line webbing. You won't need anything else as long as you put the webbing on tight enough. I always test a webbing job by dropping a tool like a pair of shears or my hammer on it. It should bounce nicely. Keeping the edge wire in the back is a good idea it gives shape to that area so you don't have to fill in with cotton to get rid of the missing areas between the springs. Make sure to use burlap or some other fabric that won't stretch out on top of the springs. Many left over fabrics will stretch and show later on. That is what burlap is for. It is also much easier to stitch through.I considered strap (bar) springs but find that they aren't available in this size.The photo below shows what the piece looked like underneath. I am using webbing, so I can't really re-use those torsion bars and springs. Am I going to need to reinforce underneath the webbing? I don't know how I would do that.http://gdurl.com/RcUh