my first upholstery project


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Old 11-12-13, 04:36 PM
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my first upholstery project

I've just started my first upholstery project and have gotten it stripped to the bones but have a few questions on rebuilding it.I am calling this is a mission -type chair, but the seat is removeable.Name:  dsc01271_00.jpg
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Why is there foam between the springs? (I have removed it)
Is it to make the springs stiffer?
Can I reuse these springs? They don't appear misshapen or crushed.
Would you add ties diagonally to these?

It looks like coir was used along with cotton batting. Correct?
There should have been burlap or fabric over the springs before the padding. Where on the frame would you staple that?

I'm sure I'll have more questions as I go along
 
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Old 11-12-13, 04:43 PM
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There is also a back cushion to these chairs. That was a whole lot of cotton batting wrapped around a thin piece of cardboard. What would be a better core? The cardboard wasn't very sturdy.
 
 

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