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#1 posted 08-11-2011 02:04 AM

For several months no, I have been admiring a couch I found in a local furniture store. I absolutely LOVE the design and the way the pieces fit together. I like that it is deep enough to be good for cuddling, which also means it has enough depth to handle long legs comfortably, which a lot of couches simply don’t do. I like that it has ottomans that fit in with the curvature of the front of the couch and make it long enough to act as a bed if the guest room is filled… or the boyfriend is snoring too loudly for me to get any sleep. What I do NOT like is the colors of this couch. I’m NOT a fan of this recent trend toward tan and brown as good colors for living room furniture!

I looked everywhere to find another couch like this one, and finally discovered that the manufacturer, makes their furniture EXCLUSIVELY for this store. So I contacted the store to see if they would be willing to work with me on the colors a bit, since I can’t get the couch from anyone else… they responded to my email so fast, there is no way they had time to contact the manufacturer and ask. The answer a decided NO, we do not offer this sectional in any other colors. I grumbled for about 30 minutes about how fast they responded that they basically didn’t care if they lost a sale for me not liking the colors because if I wanted that style of couch, I was basically going to have to purchase it from them and then immediately have it recovered…

OR… I realized I could make it myself. It won’t be exactly the same, and I will probably make some adjustments to it, like attaching fasteners to make sure the sections don’t dance apart on a wood or tile floor, and adding storage to the ottomans. I’m currently working in Sketch-up to create a general form that I am happy with, and then I’ll start creating the mini models so I can start estimating the project. Since I currently have two couches that are college freebies, I am seeing where couches begin to wear first, and I’m considering making some adjustments to the design to alleviate these problems, since it is almost impossible to eliminate them.

Once I have the general form created and some implementation ideas, I’ll post images and start a project page. If anyone has any experience and can offer guidance, I’m open to ideas for implementation.

-- Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 02:19 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 02:24 AM

I stumbled across this site when I was searching for springs, trying to get an idea of general cost of materials. I have a bit of a random personality which results in several phases of planning going on at once. I found the project where a guy made his own couch, so I read through it. VERY interesting! I will probably not use all pine because I want this couch to last for decades with only the occasional recovering necessary. Plus my boyfriend has a tendency to overengineer, so I’ll be lucky if he doesn’t try to force me to use steel beams buried in the foundation to anchor the sectional securely. :-P

-- Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 06:51 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 08:02 AM

Welcome to LJ!! Tell him this is a wood working site, not iron working ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 06:30 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 08:34 PM

Lol TopamaxSurvivor. If I tell him that, he might just offer to put the iron beams in a wood surround.

-- Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

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