Originally Posted by DilmoreFarms
We are wanting to replace our very uncomfortable Gaucho in our 1984 Excella. I have searched the internet and found a couple reasonably priced Jackknifes
RecPro Charles 70" , Qualitex Dakota. Has anyone any experience with either of these?
I bought two jackknife sofas on Craigslist/Facebook $50 for 58” and $75 for 72” and pulled them apart, disposed of old tired foam. Very simple design. The seats were zig zag springs ends bent into drilled holes in tubular steel frame. The backs were that plastic tie you see around large cardboard boxes
so needed to rebuild these.
So existing seats we simply had powder coated.
On the backs we drilled holes in the metal tube frame using our $10 Craigslist drill press. Then powder coated. Ordered new springs from Amazon. Ordered the $68 Osborne 404.
to bend the ends to place into drilled holes. Then will You Tube how to bend wire and tie springs (order the paper covered tie wire from Amazon or other).
The FOAM is currently hard to get so pre-ordered it using CASH $360.
Vinyl from Jo-Ann’s with coupon $135.
So we are in it 600 or thereabouts for two facing sofas, pre-labor for the upholsterer to sew and stuff.