Today I wasn’t feeling oh so well, so I called it in, rested, drank some tea and cuddled puppers, and decided to do this update.
I’ve been slowly sanding back pieces when the mood takes me, but also was a bit stuck on how to deal with some delamination on one big piece, so I’ve taken some time to research it, and next on the shopping list is some proper clamps - the process is to clear out the space between the layers, get wood glue in there and then clamp it together to dry. Hopefully my next update will include that!
The other bit I was stuck on was taking apart the seating pieces. I couldn’t see/tell if there was any special woodworking trick that held the pieces together or dark sorcery, so I consulted @ITP88. He couldn’t see any bits of unicorn horn either, so glue it must be, and therefore panels that could be easily pushed out.
Now, I have all the upper body strength you’d expect of a 30-something female in the teaching profession, so I had to come up with a smarter way of separating the panels than brute force. So I used gravity and a piece of firewood leftover from the last time we went camping to do this. By carefully placing the firewood against the board and leaning my bodyweight onto the frames, I managed to separate the four pieces out. Result
So now I have two more bits of wood to add to the sanding pile, and I need to decide whether I should try and salvage the two panels and put new foam/fabric on them, just recover over the top of what’s already there, or check them both and try to cut new panels and then cover that.