We’ve all been there. We’ve heard it many times before, but what does 8-way hand-tied really mean? First of all, an 8-way hand-tied spring system is a tried and true technique that requires skilled craftsmanship. To make 8-way hand-tied coils, laborers tie the springs eight ways, from side to side, front to back and diagonally. As a result, you have a piece of furniture that is soft, supportive, flexible, and comfortable. You will expect to spend a little more on 8-way hand-tied because it takes more time and labor to build, but their long lasting quality prevents you from having to spend money on future replacements. The only other alternative to this type of spring in our opinion is the Sinuous Spring. It consists of heavy gauge steel wires formed in continuous, vertical S-shaped coils. The springs are attached to the frame with padded clips and fasteners and reinforced with horizontal metal tie rods. This type of “no sag” construction takes less labor and is less expensive but has been proved to provide a comfortable “sit” plus be very durable and good quality. Don’t waste your money on cheaper furniture you will have to replace! Either of these spring systems will provide quality comfort and support for years to come.