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post #1 of 3 Old 01-18-2016, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing webbing with springs

I'm building new couch frames to replace the original poor quality ones. Going to use the same final dimensions so that the upholstery and cushions fit.

Can I replace with webbed suspension with springs? Has anyone tried they when reconditioning old couches / chairs? Seems that springs bow out wheres webbing sits flat so I'm thinking the couch would need to be designed for springs in the first place.

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Here is some info on upholstery construction methods. http://smithvillagefurniture.net/don...useful-advice/

Top quality furniture will have eight way hand tied springs. The next level down uses Z springs, which might be an easier option for you. Normally, there is room in the frame for any method you choose.

I'm doing a chair but I'm going opposite, instead of springs, I'm using stretch webbing and foam.
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That's interesting. I've had a chair to upholster for a long time but when I took it apart a couple of the Z-Springs were broken and couldn't find a replacement. I didn't know they even made a webbing that stretched.
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