How do you fix the springs in a 1960 couch?

Vilvet T
by Vilvet T

I bought a 1960 leather couch but the springs are not in the best shape how can I fix them

1960 couch

  6 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 25, 2019

    Look on you tube for tutorials on how to retie 8 way hand tied springs. You got yourself a quality sofa. Eightway hand tied spring sofas are considered the highest quality you can have. Take the time to repair, it's worth it. Good luck.

  • Vilvet T Vilvet T on Mar 26, 2019

    Ok thank you for the tips it's in great shape it was in a barn covered up just the springs are wore out I got it for only $30

  • Natalie Natalie on Mar 26, 2019

    I would definitely look through all the videos william posted and if you're still unsure, keep googling more videos until you got it down. Goodluck!

  • K K on Mar 26, 2019

    Honestly, as an upholsterer, I don’t like the metal pieces that the springs are attached to. I would replace them with jute webbing and then completely reattach the springs and 8 way retie. This is something I would trust to a professional upholsterer. Specific tools are needed and the experience that come with doing this many times. Doing this will make it solid for years to come, especially with an older, well constructed piece. Having paid only $30 for it, it’s well worth the few hundred dollars in having an upholsterer do the job. A new, 8 way tied spring sofa is a well into the thousands of dollars. Good luck

  • Kenmac Kenmac on Mar 26, 2019

    Although your sofa is not an eight way tied, it appears to be well made in that the springs are four tied and supported by a good steel spring base similar to that used by Flexsteel. Replacement springs are available from upholstery supply companies online. Be advised that the springs rarely are the only cause of excessive sagging and you will probably need to replace the foam cushion cores too (use 1.8 to 2.0 cores). A cheap fix that makes a surprising difference in firmness and usability, is to simply place a couple of pieces of cardboard between the cushion and the deck or spring tops. Unless only the springs and foam replacement takecare of your problems, professional reupholstery is usually about as costly as new unless the leather is good.