Jute webbing is criss-crossed over the bottom of the frame and tacked in place. Springs are attached (tied) to the webbing. I saved the jute webbing with springs intact and just replaced them in the new frame. I did pull the jute tighter than it was when it was removed. Use had stretched it a bit.
The springs are tied together and to the frame to “fix” each spring to a spot and to give the seat it’s general shape. I did remove the original ties because I had to cut it in places to remove it originally. There were also some breaks in the strings from age.
The springs are covered with burlap.
I saved the padding of straw, horse hair and cotton batting and returned it over the burlap/springs.
I will need to add some cotton batting and try to smooth out some lumpiness.
You may be able to see a “roll” attached around the frame to soften the edge of the frame where the upholstery will come over.
Had a couple of pauses in the work today: 1: Delivered Meals on Wheels to the Elderly & 2. Attended a Noon meeting – but this amounts to about 6 hours of work.
-- Paul, Texas