I don't really want some herbert trapsing in and out the house at this
time of year, but have a couple of sofas that are sagging and will need
to be done by someone - preferably me - before I end up with a permanent
Has anyone done this? Are all sofas the same in principle? I've seen some
stuff on youtube that makes it look easy, but is it?
I've done a number of chairs and sofas - they were all different.
It's not terribly difficult, but does require care, attention, a great
deal of patience - and tools.
Check your local library - there are quite a few good books on
re-springing and/or reupholstering furniture.
Full re-upholstery of a quality sofa is not a trivial job at all. If it
is *just* replacing Pirelli webbing that is not too bad. But the seat
cushions probably need a full overhaul.
There is no real resale value in used sofas, so you can get very good
value from people who change them every couple of years. We seldom pay
more than a tenner at the local Lions, who recycle them. But we have
greyhounds, so we need several.
Yes the weak link on my old DFS sofa was the zig zag springs which kept
breaking at the bends, I did enquire about getting it re sprung and new
cussion stuffing but the cost was comparable to a new sofa so i went that
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I've kept some going for a few more years - but it depends on the type of
I've replaced the rubber straps in some chairs and settees, swapped around
springs, replaced foam/stuffing and my wife has made new cushion covers.
Another five years (or more) use means you can spend hard earned cash on
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On Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:39:05 PM UTC, cd wrote:
I was asking about this a few weeks back. A leather sofa that is only sagging in my favorite spot !
My first plan is to "go in the bottom" (!) and see what the construction is, since it might be able to be fixed from underneath without removing the leather.
I've not got round to it yet.
I'm also going to get a quote for an upholsterer to do it ...
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