1960’s American sofa-bed

A couple contacted us saying that they had just retired and had shifted into an inner city town house and they were wondering whether to rejuvenate a sofa-bed or dispose of this piece of furniture. We immediately organised a home consultation.

Upon inspection of this sofa-bed it became apparent that it was made in the U.S in 1968. The frame was constructed from solid American Oak. The sofa-bed action was manufactured by Windsor of Canada who are renowned for their high quality mechanical componentry which tended to be over engineered and will subsequently last the decades. The result was with such a robust frame and action the sofa-bed was to be re-upholstered.

 We removed the sofa-bed action and stripped the existing upholstery to the frame. The upholstery fabric selected by our client was similar to the original cover so it was guaranteed suitable. The cushion inserts were down and feather so we encased these in a bonded polyester fibre and replaced all the body padding with high density foam. We basically used the same upholstery techniques but tidied up the finish including doing the skirt in three sections to match the back cushions.

The final result is fine and yet functional sofa-bed superbly rejuvenated for our clients to enjoy for many years into the future.