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Topic: Reupholstering Chaise Lounge, HELP!  (Read 1987 times)
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ColbyThompson
« on: May 25, 2012 01:25:54 PM »

I found an old chaise lounge at a yard sale. I have everything I need to reupholster it, but I have never done anything like this before. So I am having some trouble. The sofa has HUGE springs in it and they are still working great. Heres my problem...I've sort of halfway covered it to see what it would look like and make sure we like it. But when we sit on it, it really sinks in a lot. Not too much for comfort...its super comfortable. But when we sit and it sinks in, the fabric on the sides gives.  So when we are sitting its like fabric just hangs there. Anyone have a clever way of fixing this problem? Let me know if I need to post a picture to make it easier to understand! Thanks! BTW I have already put foam and batting over it.
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all4kael
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012 06:02:52 AM »

Could you remove the cushions and put a piece of plywood underneath?  I guess it would defeat the purpose of the springs, but if the cushions are comfy enough on their own, then the plywood would prevent them from sinking into the spring base.  Just noticed that this was posted over a month ago, hope you managed to work it all out!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012 07:36:15 AM »

Name of the game is reinforcement, plywood is an option but I don't think it would allow for quite the same level of comfort.  I really think a picture would help as the supports and spring setup vary depending on the couch. How much do you want it to 'sink' anyway?
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