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- My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Is the Furniture Worth Reupholstering - the Foundation?
Thanks to an elderly furniture salesman that I met while trying to help my daughter with her first sofa purchase, I found the value of 8-way hand-tied coil springs. He told us that only the very best furniture makers use them and that they were REALLY important in determining the long-time comfort and durability of upholstered pieces. You can easily tell (I can do it in less that 5 seconds) whether the springs exist or not - just feel UNDER the piece not just under the chair/sofa cushion - for the large round coils - sometimes held in place by a latticed metal network. When I buy pieces and consider whether they are worth making the large investment in fabric and upholstery labor, I always check for these coils. If they are there, it's worth redoing the piece - if not, check for other signs of "worthiness" but, generally, it's not worth the expense!