Simple Solution: Brokeback…

Couch.  Betcha thought I was going to say mountain.  Well, I didn’t.  Oh wait, I did.  Gah.  Back to the point.  Probably a year or so ago, the supports of our sectional broke.  Only because we moved it to get the rug under did we decide to fix it.  It only took two pieces of scrap 2 by 4 and screws, too.  I don’t make it a habit to deconstruct furniture, so I was surprised to find this is all that held our butts up each night.

Seriously, that’s a few scraps of wood, some string, foam, and fabric.  But the real problem were the pieces of 1/2 inch plywood, which should be attached, thus keeping the springs against the seat.  Instead, these pieces that should be flush come apart.  Every time someone sat on the couch, these pieces sagged, making an uncomfortable Lost watching perch.

For a quick, durable fix, Ben measured the depth of the couch and cut a scrap of 2 by 4 (left over from the garage wall he had just torn out).  Then he screwed into the plywood and the 2 by 4 on the other side.  Now we shouldn’t have problems, and if we do, I think a new couch is in order.

What took us so long to, in the words of my favorite redneck, git ‘er done?  What have you done that’s been a problem for a while?  Fixed any couches?  Maybe you’re shocked at how little furniture is actually made of?


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