Well, let me start by saying this is my very first post. I love designing new furniture (Dressers, Couches, Tables, Cribs, Shelves, Beds, Etc.) and have found it a real joy building what I design. I unfortunately do not have any professional tools or many tools in fact, but I do what I can with what I have. Money doesn’t grow on trees…
So, my objective is to try and help you and myself build fairly inexpensive furniture while still being good quality in appearance and structure.
First project as you read is a Sectional Couch / Sofa. I’ve found some measurements of couches I like and have applied them to my drawings. The design is to use little upholestry need and a nice stained wood for appeal while still being very comfortable. My wife loves the color green (lime/bright) and I feel it looks best with a light wood.
I have a drill, sander, circular saw, mitre saw, chisels, brad nailer, jig saw, stain, hammer, screw drivers, level, triangle, tape measure, glue, electric stapler, and some odds and ends. I bought some select wood – poplar for the shell (outside of couch) and some structural lumber (2×4, 4×4, etc.)
Please stay tuned for future posting as I’ll keep posting with updated material, pictures, and a final assessment when I’m done. And keep in mind, this is my first project… any help from you professionals out there will be a great help for me. Thanks!
-- Chris, Wisconsin