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Project by Paul Lajoie posted 1589 days ago 3900 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Largest project I’ve mad so far. Extremely proud of this piece. I took up upholstery so I could make them myself, having them done professionally would have been too expensive. QSWO from plans from the woodmagazine.com web site.

Paul





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KellyS

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#1 posted 1589 days ago

That’s just way cool!!! I’m in love with this type of furniture. I’d really like to build a Stickley type Settle. VERY Nice, Job well done!!!

-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.

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rozzi

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#2 posted 1589 days ago

Very Nice! I would love to have it my home. What did you use for the cushions?

-- Duane, Iowa

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SuperDave0002

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#3 posted 1589 days ago

Excellent job Paul….it looks great. Is the backrest entirely made from foam? Just wondering how you set yours up to get a little reclining angle in it? Whether the foam is cut with a taper or if you have a hidden board that makes the angle.

-- David South FLorida http://ahunkahunkaburninlove.blogspot.com/

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David Craig

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#4 posted 1589 days ago

Very good job Paul. I have the same set of plans. That was supposed to be my october project, but it got pushed back. How comfortable do you find the design?

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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DannyBoy

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#5 posted 1589 days ago

That’s also in their Arts and Crafts furniture book. I’ve got it in the plans for my shop after I get a few other things out of the way.

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#6 posted 1589 days ago

Beautiful

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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Porkchop's Workshop

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#7 posted 1589 days ago

WOW! Very Beautiful sofa!! Great job

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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mtkate

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#8 posted 1589 days ago

So, how comfy is this? Compare it to a Lazy-Boy (non-reclined). I always look at this kind of furniture and think it’s no comfy because it’s so squarish… but then I hear people saying it’s very comfy.

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jim1953

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#9 posted 1588 days ago

Great Lookin Sofa

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Paul Lajoie

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#10 posted 1588 days ago

Hi all, and thanks for all the kind remarks. I’ll try to answer your questions. The cushions are all foam, I don’t recall exact dimensions right now but could find them if you really want them. The seat foam is 1 piece, the back rest are 2 seperrrate pieces, tapered with the wider part at the bottom so you get the angle to recline when you sit. They are mounted on plywood with batting place on top then the fabric stapled to the plywood and a seperate pice of plywood covered with fabric brad nailed to the back of this sandwich to cover up the staples. A little hard to emagine but if you saw the instuctions it would become obvious as to what I’m trying to explain. There is no sewing the way they designed it, just foam, batting, then the fabric over the top and stapled to the back. I think it is comfortable, but would try to find a different design for the seat part. The design calls for a frame base with 2” wide upholstery rubber webbing stetched with approx. 1” in between each front to back and the foam on top of that. But this way the foam doesn’t return to its natural shape totally like it should when you get up off the sofa. Hope this helps any more questions please let me know.

Paul

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Vincent Nocito

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#11 posted 1587 days ago

Very nice work. What did you use for the finish?

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Paul Lajoie

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#12 posted 1587 days ago

Finish is Minwax Provinsial, then 4-5 coats of Tung Oil, topped with furniture wax. Thanks for your comments.

Paul

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 1581 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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