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Could someone please explain how this modular sectional sofa was made?

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It looks pretty easy to make the frame but not sure.

My thoughts are:

Seat is a plywood box with webbing on the top of the box with alot of foam padding
Backrest and armrest is a narrower and higher box with alot of foam padding

What I am trying to work out is how the backrest and armrest and seat are held together?
 

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Sofas and chairs usually have an open frame with webbing. Just a simple Google search turns up tons of info - How sofas are made

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Hi

Could someone please explain how this modular sectional sofa was made?

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It looks pretty easy to make the frame but not sure.

My thoughts are:

Seat is a plywood box with webbing on the top of the box with alot of foam padding
Backrest and armrest is a narrower and higher box with alot of foam padding

What I am trying to work out is how the backrest and armrest and seat are held together?
No box at all, most, if not all furniture is made with frames, springs, straps, etc, providing support where needed.
 

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Unless you’re an upholsterer, this will be expensive to send out for upholstery. It will take a special attachment on the sewing machine to make the beaded edge welting on the seat cushions, backs and arms.
The frame is a simple frame. The height of the frame is determined by the thickness of the cushions (foam). The frame can be made of hardwood or construction grade lumber. It can be glued and screwed together with only butt joints or you could use more complex joinery. Building the frame is the easy part. Most of the project is in the upholstery.
 

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I just looked up "How it's made Sofa's" and got this. Super interesting video, Couches are generally frames as far as I'm aware so mainly the hard part is going to be upholstering it.





 

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Thanks for the video was helpful

I have a friend who can upholster it for me.

Does anyone know how the back rest frame is joined to the seat frame?

In some pictures it appears to be placed at the back but if one falls into the seat and leans back harshly I'm sure the backrest will fall over.

It does look like each piece the backrest and seat is individually upholstered and so not sure how the are held together without damaging the fabric.
 
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