A curved space chair, circa 1972, needed attention. The original wide wale corduroy in boldest orange was too tattered and soiled to be saved. Thankfully, the ruined cover fabric was actually a removable slipcover,
with a giant six foot long zipper up the back – all to be preserved as a pattern template. We can use the zipper again after a long, cold bath, rub and rinse.
The worst deterioration was to the foam inside, it was crumbling from age and very flattened. We peeled it away from where it was glued to the fibreboard frame at key anchor points and measured it.
It was 2″ thick and actually two pieces overlapped at the seat area.
The main section, measured at its widest point was 72″ x 28″. The shorter piece was 54″ x 28″.
Keep the old upholstery to layout as a pattern. Remember to mark on each piece the top and bottom, left and right orientation.
Good to put on some permanent marker matching notches too, so re-assembly goes easier. (Let the cat help if he insists; he will be pleased you are making a fresh sleeping station for him.)
I received this chair as a Christmas gift when I was a girl, and it has been one of the best book reading retreats I ever knew!