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Old 07-03-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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fix sinking area of couch


The couch sinks in and gives out in an area in the middle. I flipped the couch over to see if I could repair this problem and this is what I found:

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It looks like the obvious solution is to simply add more foam padding to that area, but if I wanted to repair this so that I wouldn't have to deal with this again for a long long time, what can I do?

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Time for a new couch of add plywood under the coushons.

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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Well, I just picked up this couch for $7 to throw in the man cave so I don't mind performing some minor repairs on it. I thought plywood too, but I imagine it'll be too stiff and uncomfortable when sitting and watching a game or movie for 2+ hours. Maybe I could run another row of that seatbelt looking material?
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If that's going to be your plan it's sold as webbing to hold up duct work. Lowes and HD both sell it by the roll and it's cheap.
Not sure how your going to sew it up where it wraps around the springs but it can be done.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Definitely need some additional webbing or support of some kind underneath and those springs look a little anemic to start with. You might try some straps with self locking clips for the webbing or even some ratcheting tie downs. I just got a couple on sale in a pack for $5 to use as clamps.
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