As Seen On TV - Furniture Fix

Terry McFadden

Replacing furniture can be expensive.

So, if your favorite couch or chair is giving you that sinking feeling, maybe it just needs a fix.

As the informercial for the Furniture Fix says, “If your favorite sofa is ready for the trash, don’t buy a new one with your hard-earned cash. Now, save your sofa with Furniture Fix: the quick fix for sagging old sofas. The difference will amaze you.”

I have the perfect chair for the Furniture Fix. When I sit down in it, I really sink. The chair is quite a few years old. We have had it recovered, but the springs are pretty much shot.

According to the Furniture Fix’s advertisement, it can hold the weight of two cinder blocks.

So, is the Furniture Fix the solution to my sagging seat?

You actually get six synthetic, interlocking channels per box, and you simply put them together. If you have a wider seat, you can adjust by staggering the channels. You pull off the cushion to the seat and put the Furniture Fix right under the cushions.

With the Furniture Fix, there is definitely a big improvement. It is like there are new springs in the seat. I do not sink down as far, and it is firm and seems to be doing the job.

I would be interested to see how the Furniture Fix would work on a couch, which, by all appearances, looks just fine. It is my kids’ couch in the basement, and it is hiding a pretty big, dirty secret. There is plywood to support it because the kids broke the majority of the strap springs. So obviously, we have had to stagger the plywood to conform to the bottom of the couch to cover where the strap springs used to go.

Keep in mind that one box is not going to do a sofa or a love seat. It will probably do a wingback chair, but you are probably looking at spending $30 to support an entire couch.

As I sit down, the cushion gives way. So, it appears the Furniture Fix is not the “fix all” for any spring problem you may have with any piece of furniture.

Obviously, it worked very well on the wingback chair, but it was just not able to do the job when it comes to the sofa because having to extend the inserts by staggering them leaves spaces.

So, while the Furniture Fix is a fix for some furniture, it is not a fix for all, and we are going to give it a partial thumbs up.

A single Furniture Fix costs $15 at Bed, Bath and Beyond. You can also find Furniture Fix in a lot of stores and on the Internet.



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