Sofa Arm Table

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Project by Jasonjenkins posted 04-29-2014 04:30 AM 5883 views 20 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.

-- Growing a full beard is proven to instantly improve your handtool skills...

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#1 posted 04-29-2014 04:35 AM

Cool idea ,great wood.

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#2 posted 04-29-2014 04:49 AM

Great idea!

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 09:34 AM

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 04-29-2014 11:47 AM

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

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#5 posted 04-29-2014 11:55 AM

Great looking project! Congratulations

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#6 posted 04-29-2014 12:36 PM

Great project love the grain awesome

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#7 posted 04-29-2014 01:58 PM

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

Seriously, though, great design and lumber choice.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#8 posted 04-29-2014 02:07 PM

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 04-29-2014 08:23 PM

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

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#10 posted 04-29-2014 08:56 PM

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 04-29-2014 11:59 PM

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 04-30-2014 12:15 AM

Very clever! And some great looking hickory.

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#13 posted 04-30-2014 02:36 AM

i need one of these to hold my laptop

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#14 posted 04-30-2014 05:15 AM

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 05-01-2014 01:03 PM

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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