E.R.Schroeder's Custom Furniture Upholstering
6650 Crescent #14 Ventura, California 93003
Saving Grandma's Antique chair!
Chair was upholstered by someone who did not retie the seat springs!
The cover was in needle point and would be destroyed if I tried to remove it!
When a needle point is installed and stapled down the upholster cuts off
the extra fabric and glues gimp over the staples, if the fabric is removed
it will fray apart and be useless! So I have to repair the springs from the
bottom, removed three sets of webbing, ( Should be only one set of webbing)
all the seat springs just feel out on the floor. I cut the seat cushion from the
bottom and vacuumed out the old kapok, a new cushion will be inserted from
the bottom restoring the shape of the cushion. I cannot tie the seat springs
from the bottom correctly, so I made a frame insert of oak that fit inside the
frame from the bottom, webbed this frame and insert the10 inch seats springs.
The springs were held down with clinches, cotton was put under springs to
suppress noise and springs were eight way tied correctly. This frame and
springs when installed will react just like the chair did in the beginning,
but will be 3/4 inch smaller then the original frame!
Sounds easy!! Three hard days work!