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How to Fix Sagging Couch Cushions with Plywood or Particle Board
The furniture we have in our homes are use a lot day to day. You want a comfortable place to just sit down and take a load off after a hard days work and a place to just relax and spend time with your loved ones. But what do you do when your couches no longer provide that relaxing place because the cushions have begun to sag? The answer is simple. Instead of purchasing new furniture which can be quite expensive all you need to purchase is plywood or particle board to fix this problem yourself without putting a strain on your wallet.
1/2 inch Sheet of Plywood or Particle Board
(Particle Board is generally cheaper than Plywood)
Taking the Measurements
Your first step is to take measurements for the plywood. To do this you will need to remove the cushions from your couch. After the cushions are removed you will need to find the back side of the couch frame. Once the back side is located you will need to measure from the back side to the front side of the frame and write this measurement down. Next you will need to measure the length of area under the cushions. Remember to make sure you measure in between any framing on the backside of the couch because you will need to slide the plywood underneath back cushions to rest on top of the frame.
Making the Cut
Once your measurements have been taken it is then time to cut the plywood to fit on top of the couch frame. If you have more than one piece of furniture being fixed you will want to have all measurements recorded so that you can make sure you are cutting the plywood wisely. You do not want to have to buy more plywood than is needed just because you should have cut it differently.
You can generally have enough plywood to fix a stand couch and love seat while still having some plywood left over.
Installing the Plywood
Once the plywood has been cut to fit on top of the couch frame it is time to install it. You will want to make sure you slide it back far enough to rest on the back side of the frame and you also want to be sure that the plywood does not come out to far past the front side of the couch frame. You may have to make some cutting adjustments until you end up with the proper fit.
When you have the plywood cut to the correct size and it fits correctly in place you may wish to apply a layer of duct tape on the area that rests on the front side of the frame to prevent unwanted scratches on your legs. You may also wish to cover the plywood with an old sheet so that is does not snag the material on your couch and cushions.
We use two piece slipcovers on our furniture and it covers the plywood preventing any snags on the material of the couch.
The Final Results
When you have completed the steps above all that is left to do is replace your cushions back onto the couch and enjoy! You will no longer feel as though you are sinking into nowhere land while sitting on your furniture. You will now feel as you did when you first sat on your furniture after you purchased it!
You can relax comfortably especially knowing that you did not drain your wallet to make this quick and simple repair to your furniture. Now you can enjoy many more years relaxing on your couch with your family!