This weeks upholstery class was a long one (3posts), and the 7th of 31 for the challenge...for all 31, go here
After you have done all the spring work you need to reinforce the webbing beneeth the springs. You will notice that the springs are sewn to the webbing underneath
When I flipped the chair over, this is what I found
previous post, this chair had been worked on at least once before. The second layer was probably added for reinforcement when the springs were tied a second time.
Since the condition of the top webbing (red) was poor
I am going to remove it using the same method as stripping the chair
once that top layer is removed, shop-vac the dust, and add a fresh new layer. Here are the supplies I used
Staple the strapping with the raw edge facing into the center of the chair
next, using the stretcher, stab the webbing
rest the rubber end of the stretcher against the frame of the chair (if you are using a pliers just pull the webbing you do not to scratch or dent the wood frame). Stretch the webbing
continue until one direction is finished
changing direction, start the other way, same as before and weave like a basket
streatch, pull, staple until you are finished
This is how I reinforce my chair. Take what works for you and feel free to improvise for a solution to your specific project. The next installment for this project will be next Wednesday. Hope to see you then.