How To Repair Chair without Taking It Apart?

How To Repair Chair without Taking It Apart?

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Regina Yunghans
Aug 19, 2011

Q: I recently purchased this amazing mid century rocker from a yard sale for a steal. Unfortunately when I got it home and sat in it one of the springs stretched under the seat supporting the cushion broke loose. When I took a look I noticed that there are metal brackets holding the springs in place, and that one of the brackets broke in half. I'm sure it was just weak with age, but I have no idea how to re-secure the spring:

I got some estimates from furniture repair places and it would work out to over 10 times what I paid for the chair just to have the spring bracket replaced because the brackets are sandwiched between the frame and the cushion and are not easily accessed.

Does anyone have any good ideas on how to secure the spring without taking the chair apart or paying someone else to do it? Also any good tips on cleaning the upholstery on this awesome chair?

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