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Blog series by James Early updated 2148 days ago 4 parts 6823 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Design

2204 days ago by James Early | 3 comments »

This is my first blog entry describing my summer woodworking project. My wife and I love Arts and Crafts furniture, and so we’ve decided to build ourselves a sectional settle inspired by these classic designs. I began with the Prairie Sofa described in Robert W. Lang’s book, “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” (Page 44). I then tweaked the measurements and proportions until I had a design that minimizes the number of distinct components and provides a lot of flexib...

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Part 2: Design Revision

2148 days ago by James Early | 1 comment »

I didn’t realize it had been so long since I posted my last entry. Well, life takes over, I guess. Anyway, there is some more progress to report. About a month ago, I was looking for uphostery foam online when I realized there was a problem with my design. A standard sofa cushion is about 24” square, but mine weren’t. I would save a great deal on the foam if I modified my design for this size cushion. So, the new version can be seen below. The overall theme is the same, b...

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Part 3: Linking Stretchers - Advice Please!!

2148 days ago by James Early | 2 comments »

Ok. One of the things I’ve asked myself when designing this project is, “How are stretchers linked together?” In particular, I wondered how to handle intersections of three and four stretchers. I didn’t include this in the initial drawings, because I expected to add the details later. We call this “hand waving” in computer science. Anyway, the time has come to nail this down, so to speak. I have an idea that I think will work, but I would appreciate hear...

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Part 4: Milling Begins!

2148 days ago by James Early | 6 comments »

I stopped into Lakeshore Hardwoods in Pulaski, NY on Friday and picked up about 35 bf of QSWO to begin this project. They have a fantastic inventory, and the folks there are extremely helpful. Do visit them, if you get chance. Ah, there is something wonderful about preparing the first pieces for a new project. I don’t yet have a jointer, so I handplane flat one face, then dimension the piece in the surface planer. Next, I joint one edge with my Stanley 7C, then rip to width. Below is...

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