Mid Century Modern Sofa, Bench, Walnut

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Project by RJL73 posted 04-24-2017 04:47 PM 1622 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a leap into the unknown, with no measurements or references to proper angles etc. I had to free form build this thing with a general idea of what it should look like, and hope it worked.

I had scraps of Walnut left over from various tables i was making and had this idea that i wanted to make a Danish style sofa, but with a more ergonomic variation with more style.

The backrest is contoured, i used the angle from one of our chairs in the living room, and used the seat back angle, and height instead for a reference.

So i built the general frame first. Cutting each individual slat for the backrest was very time consuming, and there were 4 or 5 that couldn’t be used in the end, each one was cut on the bandsaw using the same template. I had never made anything of this type before so it was fun to put it together and see the style come to life.

One of the coolest items of furniture i made yet, and was when i first started out.

-- VtMod

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 05:06 PM

Absolutely love it. Great job!

-- MAO (Indiana)

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 05:45 PM

Thanks ! I appreciate that :-)

-- VtMod

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 07:04 PM

Looks fantastic, well done.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 11:05 PM

Well you did a fantastic job for hope and a prayer method. Thank you for sharing this piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 04-24-2017 11:32 PM

this bench is gorgeous,looks loke a little sam maloof inspired this one.all your work is fantastic,cant wait to see more.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 01:50 AM

That is a really nice bench.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 01:40 PM

Wow! What a beautiful piece. It’s a wonderful display of nice wood, sharp details, and outstanding craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 03-27-2018 02:09 PM

WOW it turned out amazing, love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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