About Upholstery Springs
On your last trip to the thrift shop, you got some antique furniture that you are super excited about, but the seats are sagging a bit and need attention. With some replacement upholstery springs, you can restore these elegant pieces back to their original glory. All you have to do is disassemble them to see what kind of spring constructions the craftsman used, and then replace them. For example, many antique chairs have four large springs in them. You simply sew the base of those springs into the frame of the seat. Spring gauges range from 4 to 10 inches. The higher the gauge, the fewer springs you need, but the more uncomfortable the seat becomes. Larger furniture sometimes has zig-zag springs, which are easier to install. Find the gauge and the exact length that you need because cutting these down to size requires some hefty tools. Check eBay to order some upholstery springs and bring your old décor back to life.