Leather sofa with attached cushions is too soft


Old 08-15-06, 08:32 AM
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Leather sofa with attached cushions is too soft

Hello, I would like to improve the support of my leather sofa both lumbar and seat if possible.

Its quite new and has attached cushions so I can't put a board under them. I imagine it's webbed construction, aren't most leather sofas?

Can't find anything on the internet. Thanks
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Old 08-15-06, 09:07 AM
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The softness is caused by whatever stuffing is in the cushions. Sounds like either down, down alternative or a low density foam unwrapped. The support comes from using a high density foam wrapped with dacron or a foam insert wrapped in down. I don't think putting wood underneath, even if you could, would help any. The only thing that could possibly help would be to have someone restuff the cushions with something else. Sorry, I don't know of anything else that can be done.
If you just bought it, can you exchange it for a couch with better support?
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There's two things: support and comfort

Support is underneath
If that's webbed or (modular) boxed springs, you may be able to replace them with wood slats
There's no standard of manufacture, and there are many others besides webs and springs, so you'll have to flip it over and check what yours is

Comfort is the cushion
Usually the soft or hardness is a direct result of the foam inside the cushion
You can replace the foam with a denser or less dense foam to change that

A small change in the support or comfort will usually change the feel of the seat

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