Replacing seat bottoms

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by SeaGoat, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. SeaGoat

    SeaGoat Well-Known Member

    Is there anything I can use in lieu of upholstery springs?
    I have a couple parlor type chairs that will need new springs and I will never recover my cost if I have to buy new springs
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  2. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    They make flat bands you can use instead of coiled springs. I have several chairs with the flat straps instead of springs. They do not get used much as I prefer the coiled springs. Geesh I lie, my favorite chair that I use a lot has the straps. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.:eek:
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  3. SeaGoat

    SeaGoat Well-Known Member

    I saw the straps option.
    Can I just lay a piece of fabric/burlap over the bands, then my batting?
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  4. SeaGoat

    SeaGoat Well-Known Member

  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That's one variant, yes. It would help to see the chair.
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  6. SeaGoat

    SeaGoat Well-Known Member

    I hope these give a better idea.
    Ones a rocker, the other is stationary
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  7. Mill Cove Treasures

    Mill Cove Treasures Well-Known Member

    Couldn't you just cut a piece of wood to fit the top, then just put batting on the wood and upholster over that?
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  8. SeaGoat

    SeaGoat Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if I could, but wasnt sure of the comfort factor in comparison
  9. Mill Cove Treasures

    Mill Cove Treasures Well-Known Member

    You can use several layers of batting or you could cut some foam and then put the batting over the foam for a more cushy feel.
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  10. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    If you are not going to restore the springs, I don't see much reason to provide any type of traditional seating to this. These are not particularly high end chairs anyway. A board with thick foam and batting should pretty much do the trick. Just make sure to drill some good sized holes in the bottom of the board to help air release as one sits down.
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