Orchard Street Sofa #15: Finally, getting back at it

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Blog entry by AandCstyle posted 03-29-2016 11:37 PM 1712 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: A break in the action Part 15 of Orchard Street Sofa series Part 16: A little progress »

I apologize that I haven’t updated this blog in almost a month. I got dragooned into a couple gardening/lawn maintenance projects that weren’t on MY list, but were critical nonetheless. :)

This past Friday, my son, Greg, brought the rubberized webbing and we installed it in the seat frames. The cheapest I was able to find was at for both the webbing and the clips.

We started by cutting a 1/2” by 3/16” groove in the frames an inch from the edges to receive the clips.

The webbing is inserted into a clip and then the clip is squeezed closed and put into the groove.

Then the webbing is lightly stretched to the opposite groove and cut off squarely, inserted into another clip and that is then stretched into the groove.

Then the repetition begins.

The process is the same for the strips from the adjoining sides except that you need to weave them over and under the first series of strips.

It is pretty easy, but it is boring and time consuming-it took us about 40-45 minutes per frame IIRC.

That is it for tonight. Thanks for your patience.

-- Art

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 11:40 PM


You do great boring work!

Take care my friend. Love your work!!


-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 03-30-2016 04:02 AM

I kind of like installing seat webbing. I have only used the old fashioned method of upholstery tacks and a magnetic tack hammer. There is something kind of rhythmic about it.
Nice work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 03-30-2016 02:03 PM

Will have to look into this when I build my bow-arm Morris! Thanks and welcome back!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 03-30-2016 09:31 PM

Steve, thank you!

Willie, different strokes….... :)

Captain, I am gaining.

-- Art

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#5 posted 03-30-2016 09:52 PM

Glad you are back at-it Art!. I was beginning to worry your kid threw in the towel and went with Ikea…..

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#6 posted 04-02-2016 02:54 PM

Looks nice, I’ll keep this in mind if I try a chair.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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