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Sinuous springs in antique sofa?

Posted By: Carol <Pinocckio@aol.com> (cache-ntc-ab09.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 5/9/3 15:55

An beautiful antique sofa with hand carving has been in my family for ages. The problem is that people almost never sit in it because it is so uncomfortable (the seat and back are so hard).

I don't care about ruining the antique $ value. I would rather have my family want to keep and use it. That's why I've decided to reupholster it.

I've taken photos of the sofa to be able to reconstruct it so that it looks similar. I'm working my way into the seat to see how it was constructed -- it looks like horsehair, matted cotton, etc.

I've seen messages on this bulletin board about sinuous and coil springs. I've read that sinuous springs are good when you want to keep a low profile. That would be necessary if I place foam above them - for comfort. In fact, I'm thinking of using this same approach (with thinner foam) on the back.

Please let me know if you think I'm on the right track. Thanks!

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