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Old 08-15-2018, 06:42 PM   #1
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Old Gaucho/Jack Knife Sofa Re-Do

Stripped the original couch of upholstery, foam and repaired a few broken springs.
Bought new foam and upholstery and went to work.
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Looks great. Upholstery looks difficult to me. Can you share some tips for taking on such a project.


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Old 08-16-2018, 04:50 AM   #3
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Looks great. Upholstery looks difficult to me. Can you share some tips for taking on such a project.


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Not really all that hard, but patience and care are required to not mess up expensive foam and/or fabric.

Measure many times, cut once.

Remove all of the old fabric. Will need: wire cutters (to cut and remove old hog rings on underside of base), hog rings and hog ring pliers to install new fabric on base.

Save ALL fabric and foam removed to use as cutting patterns for new fabric/foam of choice.

Will also need a staple remover tool (or a screw driver) to remove stables from all other old fabric on couch. I bought an upholstery gun (pneumatic) and staples (3/8” and 1/2”) for new assembly.

Cut foam chosen with bread knife or electric knife. Most suppliers will cut the pieces per your desired dimensions, so not much trimming is necessary. Choose foam by quality and firmness desired (we did the base with a 3” FIRM with a glued on 2” piece of SOFT on top). Back we did with the 3” SOFT. On the arms and drawer front we used the old existing foam. All foam covered with 1” batting before install. Use a spray foam adhesive for any gluing.

I have our foam and fabric receipts, so if you choose to do this, I would be glad to share that info.

The new one is extremely comfortable to us. Your firmness prefs will dictate what you use (samples available before purchase and good advice from suppliers).

If we can do this, anyone can. We are clutzes.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:13 AM   #4
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Oh, and you must dismantle the couch (remove back piece and folding arms). Take many pictures, especially of the arm attachments. They will com in real handy when you re-assemble.
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Impressive Fr. Jeff!
You saved yourself a great deal of cash, and got a great result too. I like your plank flooring as well. I assume it is vinyl plank flooring?
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Impressive Fr. Jeff!
You saved yourself a great deal of cash, and got a great result too. I like your plank flooring as well. I assume it is vinyl plank flooring?
Thank you. Work, but rather fun.
Yes, vinyl plank flooring from Lowes called Smartcore.
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You did really well. Looks great and other than the supplies you may have purchased you saved scads of money.
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Looks great! Very tasteful.
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