Do-it-yourself mechanism repair of the “book” sofa

A sofa became a completely ordinary element of the room, and this is quite natural, because you can sit on it, sleep, spend evenings with friends and more. But what to do if it is broken? What to do if you need to repair the mechanism of the sofa "book" with your own hands? Do not worry, there is a solution, because the repair is quite simple.

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How is the sofa designed?

Before starting the repair, let's look at the details of the sofa, as well as their purpose. The sofa consists of the following elements:

  1. The armrest can be made of wood, MDF, particleboard, metal, can be soft.
  2. Upholstery leather or fabric - there is a fairly wide variety of upholstery materials, both natural and synthetic.
  3. A layer of batting or synthetic winterizer.
  4. Foam rubber in fairly high-quality sofas uses furniture, with a density of at least 35 mm.
  5. Polyurethane foam gaskets are not used in all models. It serves for additional depreciation, as well as weight distribution, thanks to such inserts, the surface of the sofa shows orthopedic properties.
  6. The spring block, which is the main shock-absorbing structural element.
  7. Felt or burlap prevents the formation of unpleasant sounds during the friction of plywood against metal.
  8. Fibreboard serves as the basis for a sofa mattress.
  9. The frame of the sofa may well be made of wood, chipboard or metal.
  10. The roller rail can be located on the bottom of the bed box and can be either metal or wooden.
  11. Niche or box for bedding. A.

Important! Design features and design may vary slightly, but these elements will be in place. Therefore, when you disassemble your sofa, you will know the purpose of one or another of its parts.

If the transformation mechanism is faulty and needs to be replaced, get the type that you originally had. Other types of mechanisms are not interchangeable, because they simply do not fit.

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Analysis of the sofa into its components

To repair the mechanism of the sofa "book" with your own hands, you need to disassemble the furniture:

  1. Dismantling the sofa starts directly from the armrests. In certain models, they are combined with the legs, while in others they are separate from the legs. In the first case, put a wooden beam under the base of the sofa so that it hangs from one edge. So you do not have to tighten the bolts of the other side elements. The sides are attached with two bolts. To reach them, you need to raise the sofa seat or pull out the sliding part - it depends on the design of the sofa.
  2. Once you have mastered the armrests, remove the transformation mechanism. To do this, use a screwdriver or a screwdriver, a drill. It is attached with one part to the frame itself, and the other - directly to the seat and back. In an ordinary sofa-book this will not be difficult - just turn the seat and the back with the soft part directly to the floor. Access to the mechanism is completely released.

Important! In the course of the work, we take pictures or write down which mechanism, in which place it stood.

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Sofa Repair

To repair the transformation mechanism, you will need:

  • Flat and Phillips screwdrivers;
  • Pliers;
  • Set of open-end wrenches in sizes 8/10 and 12/14;
  • A set of staples and a stapler 10 and 16 mm;
  • PVA glue or carpentry;
  • Scissors;
  • Hammer, lineman's knife;
  • Self-tapping screws 35 - 45 mm;
  • If there is a drill or a screwdriver, we put it in sight.

In order to repair the mechanism of the sofa, remove it and determine further the level of damage:

  • If the fittings are intact, it is likely that it will be enough to lubricate the nodes with engine oil and develop.
  • You can replace the spring if it is damaged. If it is excessively stretched, try shortening it a little.
  • The transformation mechanism has deformed or burst directly - get identical and install.
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Frame repair

With the repair of the frame it will be much more complicated, but everyone can do it. If there are broken or cracked frame elements, they must be replaced:

  1. To do this, measure their exact parameters, sketch their appearance and, taking the money, go to the nearest construction hypermarket or carpentry shop. There is a department that cuts out the frame element you need. Replace the element, screw and glue the other mounting points. In doing so, pay special attention to the plywood, which is located under the spring block.
  2. If any part of the frame “walks”, fasten with screws instead of nails and glue with PVA glue.
  3. If there is an unpleasant creak, when you sit on the sofa disappears, collect and use for your pleasure.
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We hope that with the help of our tips, repairing the “book” sofa mechanism with your own hands will be feasible for you, and your furniture will last a long time.

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