This puffy channel back needs to go away!
Down to the bare frame to repair weak joints and remove the curved pieces from the upper back. This will create a sleek silhouette.
A sprung seat requires a lot of hand work: tacking the base webbing, attaching the springs, and tying them together four ways: vertically, horizontally, and diagonally going left and right.
The show wood (the part of the wood frame that "shows") was in very nice condition to begin with and only required a little touch up.
The edge roll defines the seat's shape and serves as a foundation for building up a horsehair seat.
The original seat had a mash up of cotton batting and wood shavings - not salvageable. I opted to replace with a traditional horsehair seat.