Sofa Arm Table

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Project by Jasonjenkins posted 84 days ago 1915 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have loved the wide arms of the sofa, but not quite stable enough for a drink or bowl. Well, in a few hours this handy project was the answer. Certainly I’m not the first to think of this and it could not be more simple. I’m thinking I will try one for my chair and take it as an opportunity for a crack at hand cut dovetails? Wood was a piece of hickory flooring that was free because of the varied color (best part) with a few coats of Arm-R-Seal.

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#1 posted 84 days ago

Cool idea ,great wood.

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#2 posted 84 days ago

Great idea!

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#3 posted 83 days ago

Great project and some real beautiful wood and grain flow. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 83 days ago

Slick!, very good idea. Nice and tight joinery.

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#5 posted 83 days ago

Great looking project! Congratulations

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#6 posted 83 days ago

Great project love the grain awesome

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#7 posted 83 days ago

Varied colored board! Gasp! Get rid of it! Burn it! Get it out of here!

Seriously, though, great design and lumber choice.

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#8 posted 83 days ago

Clever idea, we’ve just got new sofa’s that could do with a pair of these

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 83 days ago

Yes indeed it looks very practical and handsome too well done young sir. Alistair

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#10 posted 83 days ago

Thanks for all the comments! I figured it was a simple thing, but some of my friends and work friends have really responded to it. Some have even asked for price for me to make one! Some of my first commisions! lol. I have a few more projects i need to get posted- wife is about to have a baby and i will probably have some down time to get a few more pics up. Thanks for the kind words all.

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#11 posted 83 days ago

The elegance is in it’s solution to a problem, the simple design and great selection of wood. Nice job.

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#12 posted 83 days ago

Very clever! And some great looking hickory.

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#13 posted 83 days ago

i need one of these to hold my laptop

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#14 posted 83 days ago

Very cool wood design, digging it a lot! The tight joinery helps as well.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#15 posted 81 days ago

Every since I saw your arm table, I’ve been trying to figure out how to build one for my curve arm furniture. I may have to build some block armed furniture just so I can build one of these ultra-cool tables. Beautiful job.

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