This sturdy old sofa was certainly a perfect candidate for reupholstery: after 50+ years, the glued and doweled joints are still holding tight. We stripped it down to bare wood, retied the springs, then built it back up to it’s final glory.
This photo series of the sofa “strip-tease” gives you an idea of the layers of upholstery, from the cover fabric, down to the springs:
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