I have purchased clips to repair an ottoman, but the clips I received are almost twice the size that were originally installed on the piece. That makes it impossible to tighten the clips sufficiently to keep the springs from moving..
The ones I rec'd are approx 1" in length, and fully 1/2" wide. The ones originial to the piece are approx 3/4" long and only about 1/4" wide.
How do we make these work? Any idea? I did NOT purchase the clip pliers because it makes the job not cost effective. I can tighten them down similarily to the original clips, but are too big, even clamped down, and the wire moves relative to the zigzag spring.
Am i going to need to use twine to secure the springs? Twine and nails/screws?
Please advise me.