We wanted a nice soft comfortable feel but I was aware that deep buttoning generally uses a firm foam ( or more traditionally wading) to get the look right. The combination of softer foam and not a lot of experience with tufted deep buttoning made it challenging. When you have a critical look at most chaise lounges the back is made in two pieces. The back rest is separate from the arm piece but we wanted a nice wrap around feel with the option to sit nice & cozy in the corner. The idea of buttoning around the internal curve proved quite tricky and almost impossible to maintain the diamond dimensions & Symmetry. It became about making it look “right” ; while maintaining the dimensions & symmetry on both the arm and back rest.
We knew what finished height we wanted and looked for stubby full turned legs in a darker finish to compliment the black. We found some ideal legs on the internet sold by a small company in North Carolina. I have him a call to order some and told him I was from NZL but he refused to sell them to me. He said that being from NZL I should be using legs wth metric thread and his legs with imperial thread would cause problems going forward if anyone wanted to change the legs so he wouldn’t sell them to me. My wife ordered them online and we had them sent to a freight forwarders in the US.