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Old 11-30-2015, 11:05 PM   #1
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Angry Jack Knife sofa mod

We are really needing some advice to get our sofa/bed from sagging. Someone said to get the springs at an upholstery shop. That will help, but is there some video out there? Also , has anyone remodeled around the water tank that is under the sofa/bed. Come and do our remodel in WA state, please. This sleeping area is getting the better of me.

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Old 12-01-2015, 08:14 AM   #2
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Many jack-knife style sofas are pretty much junk. I totally rebuilt mine with more springs, better foam and much more supporting framework. I still wouldn't want to use it as a bed, but it is now OK for sitting.

If you don't have the skills to make it in to a usable piece, then a good upholstery "might" be able to salvage it. Replacement is an option, but you might wind up with junk like you have. The best results would be from a shop that can build a new one from scratch, but that would be costly.

Page around in my photos to see what I did. http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/...ps27b44a00.jpg

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Old 12-19-2015, 06:46 PM   #3
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I had a broken spring on my couch I unbolted the bottom part and took it to an upolstery shop for $110 he replaced the foam with firmer foam and added extra springs It is comfortable now. I think money well spent

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