What fun! When I did mine I found another layer of fabric from a previous incarnation. History uncovered. Are you going to keep the springs?
Yes, I am going to replace the hessian which is rotten but the springs are in good nick (about the only bit that is). I will share the treasure that fell out of the insides another time...
That looks very scary to me, I can't wait to see how you restore it.
Neither can I! By the time I had finished stripping it (two mornings work) I was drenched in sweat and filthy. I am hoping that putting it all back on might be slightly more genteel!