LumberJocks

Mesquite Sofa

  • Advertise with us
Project by John Millikin posted 1583 days ago 2076 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this sofa about 6 months ago. It was the most ambitious project I’ve ever done. All the joinery is mortise/tenon. The back panels are book-matched and are 3/4 inch thick. This was my own design and it has over 400 bf of mesquite! The finish is 10 coats of tung oil. I hired the upholstery done. We love this sofa, but never again…

-- Jack





15 comments so far

View CampD's profile

CampD

1201 posts in 2120 days


#1 posted 1583 days ago

That is beautiful, Very well done.
Love the heavy 4×4s, thats gona last a long time.

-- Doug...

View mesquite's profile

mesquite

81 posts in 1802 days


#2 posted 1583 days ago

looks great , looks like lots of work

View Bearpie's profile

Bearpie

2586 posts in 1652 days


#3 posted 1583 days ago

That looks fantastic, I love it! Did you also make the column? That dresses it up!

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View Julian's profile

Julian

880 posts in 2159 days


#4 posted 1583 days ago

Very nice looking project you have!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

View Rick's profile

Rick

6454 posts in 1667 days


#5 posted 1583 days ago

Beautiful Sofa Jack! 10 Coats of Tung Oil. WOW!! Had you of used 10W30 you probably could of done it in 3 …LOL….

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2408 days


#6 posted 1583 days ago

Great looking sofa. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Kerux's profile

Kerux

812 posts in 2518 days


#7 posted 1583 days ago

Wow, that is really nice. Makes me wonder if my wife would let me do something like that for our fire place room.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

View Abbott's profile

Abbott

2570 posts in 1938 days


#8 posted 1583 days ago

It’s beautiful Jack.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

View sandhill's profile

sandhill

2119 posts in 2558 days


#9 posted 1583 days ago

Nice job Jack.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112018 posts in 2211 days


#10 posted 1583 days ago

wonderful sofa and great wood .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14878 posts in 1823 days


#11 posted 1583 days ago

Well done looks comfy! I’ll be over as soon as football starts what should I bring?

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

View workerinwood's profile

workerinwood

2708 posts in 1701 days


#12 posted 1583 days ago

Great job!! I just showed it to my wife – she wants one. Would like more detail if possible -dimensions , how you fastened the sections together and any other valuable information. You can email me at jackpayne45@yahoo.com.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View John Millikin's profile

John Millikin

15 posts in 1610 days


#13 posted 1582 days ago

Thanks for the comments—I’ll be glad to send my drawing and sketches to anyone who wants them. This was a BIG project, and it had a good part of my shop tied up for six months, that said, it was fun and expensive. If you hire out the upholstery (in leather) you will have more than $15k invested—that’s charging NOTHING for your own work! Contact me thru my new website, and I’ll send you all the notes, sketches that I have. Good Luck.

-- Jack

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2307 days


#14 posted 1574 days ago

Thats a beautiful sofa.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View maltovich's profile

maltovich

1 post in 732 days


#15 posted 732 days ago

Hi John,

I came across this project after doing a search for people building their own sofa. what a beautiful project! My wife and I are just finishing an addition and I would love to build a piece for our new room. I have seen very few examples of something like what you built. I would love to see drawings, pics, or anything you have on how you put it together (dimensions, joinery, support for the cushions, etc….). I just created my account, so I cannot send messages at this point. Thanks for your help.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase