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Orchard Street Sofa #23: The Final Installment

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Blog entry by AandCstyle posted 04-22-2016 08:24 PM 741 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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At long last, the sofa is complete. :) I glued the ends and rails at Greg’s house because it was much easier to move in individual pieces. The back rest is attached to the ends by steel pegs. The design was inspired by Stickley’s Orchard Street sofa with the construction details from a Fine Woodworking series of videos by Greg Paolini and the finish is a Stickley finish developed by Jeff Jewitt. All these details were covered earlier in this blog. I will be happy to answer any questions.

I did not make the cushions.

I want to thank those of you that have followed along and commented. I should also thank those of you that inspired me to do this blog in the first place. I won’t mention any names but you know who you are. Finally, I want to thank those of you who have provided suggestions, tips, etc, especially PintoDeluxe, aka Willie.

Bill in Brooklyn, I didn’t have time to make one for your birthday, so please consider these pix your present. haha

And, that’s a wrap!

-- Art



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Alongiron

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#1 posted 04-22-2016 08:47 PM

Art

I love it! It is beautiful. You did a great job. Everything about it is perfect. Stickley would be proud!

The only question is where did they get the cushions? I have made a Morris Chair and would like cushions like that.

Thanks for sharing and again…Perfect!

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 04-23-2016 12:40 AM

Steve, thank you! Greg & Elizabeth bought them from Home Escapes in Herndon, VA. The cushions themselves are the Bellagio from the Castelle Collections of the Pride Family Brands company.

-- Art

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AlexPingel

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#3 posted 04-23-2016 12:21 PM

Great job Art! I really enjoyed reading your blog. Oh yea- and the sofa looks incredible!

-- Alex

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JimYoung

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#4 posted 04-23-2016 01:15 PM

Great job Art. It must have been hard to set it up and walk away.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 04-23-2016 01:42 PM

Art it looks beautiful and it’s in the perfect setting on that porch. Wonderful job!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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Mark

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#6 posted 04-23-2016 02:16 PM

Wow! What project. You’ve done a fabulous job Art. Your finish is perfect, the grain in your material is stunning and the choice of colour for the upholstery is a perfect contrast to the darker wood. Well done.

-- Mark

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 04-23-2016 04:13 PM

Thanks, everyone. Jim, no problem-I negotiated visiting rights at Greg’s house any time. haha Mark, Elizabeth picked the cushion color so I will tell her that you approve. :)

-- Art

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CaptainSkully

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#8 posted 04-25-2016 01:38 PM

Magnificent, Art!

So, are you going to embark on a bow-arm Morris chair now? I think you’ve earned it…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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stefang

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#9 posted 04-28-2016 11:13 AM

Great looking sofa and excellent workmanship too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bigrock

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#10 posted 09-07-2016 09:03 PM

Hi:
I have seen this project during the build, but did not know you lived in Virginia.
I am also in to Arts and Craft Furniture. The big difference I see between us is my wife the Oak left light. I still get the rays to show up well.
This piece looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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