Over time and with continued usage your couch may begin to sag. This is a guide about fixing a sagging couch.
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Can anything be done for couch cushions that are old and no longer have support when I lie on couch. They are foam inside. I feel like I am almost on the floor. Thank you.
By Louise B.05/02/2012
It is not likely the foam cushions that are at fault, but the springs and wooden supports that make up the couch. Springs can become unhooked and wooden pieces can break. The board or other support item under the cushions is likely your easiest fix. I would bet you don't need to replace the cushions.
I have a sectional sofa that needs repair to the sagging springs in the seats. I have been looking for someone to repair it and have had no luck. Could someone recommend a business in the San Francisco Area.
If not, is there a manual on how to do the work myself? Does anyone have any tips? I've been working on this for some time now and am getting frustrated. I haven't had any luck on the internet, so far.
Thanks for your help.
Bob from San Francisco
By fred staffieri (Guest Post)02/17/2008
I repaired the wood frame on my love seat but now I don't how to reconnect the flat springs onto the opposite side.
Where can I find or purchase sofa panels or seat savers in Rhode Island?
By Ileana V.
By Frugal Sunnie08/26/2011
Or you can measure the sofa/chair and get the d-i-y centre to cut a piece of thickish plywood/MDF for you. Works the same and is cheaper.
I would appreciate professional advice about my old sofa set that sags badly. I tried replacing the seat cushions, but that did not improve the situation. At first I thought that the springs are coil springs, but it turned out that they are actually what they call, conical springs. They look beautifully in tact, nothing looks loose or out of place.
The frame is of a very good hard wood and looks perfect. I have not found any upholsterer here who knows how to adjust the tension, if that would be possible at all. I would appreciate your advice very much.
By laleh from Abu Dhabi, UAE
By pam munro09/29/2009
Yup - my parents put a board under their slightly sagging sofa cushions & voila! It was fine.
As I was sitting down on the wedge piece of a couch I heard a loud crack and the couch sags a little now. What happened and can it be fixed?
By Andy G.
Hey there. I have had that problem in the past and bought a plywood sheet that was the size of the couch. I put that under the cushions to stop the couch from sinking in.
However they are playing commercials over and over on TV for this:
Sadly I didn't know about that before getting the plywood. I didn't look at the price of the furniture flex, but the plywood was very cheap and served it's purpose.
You probably busted a spring which was the crack you heard and the reason for faulty support thereafter.