Stickley inspired prairie settels

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Project by airamb posted 05-19-2011 08:38 PM 2185 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally completed these Kevin Rodel design stickley sofa’s learned a lot about fast glue ups. Still have a few touch ups on the finish now that it’s back from the upholstering shop. If you are planning any builds that require foam or leather check out foamite in Toronto Canada they were a tremendous help along with perfect leathers, excellent customer service and able to supply all requirements. I must also thank Gerry’s upholstering in Sudbury for all leather work and well worth the price. The pictures don’t quite capture the colour of the cherry, the corbels are all made with salvage antique cherry so in person they appear quite darker. The mortises and tennon’s are all secured with ebony plugs driven through. Complete instruction found in WWM but I can’t recall the issue number try a Google search might help. If you need any more info please feel free to contact. Oh ya the leather is a buffalo hide almost looks like foot ball leather but thankfully softer.

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#1 posted 05-19-2011 11:05 PM

Beautiful work, love the design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 04:14 AM

Nice project. These were on our short list, but we ended up with another style. After seeing yours, I’m thinking we maybe should have done these! Beautiful work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 07:41 AM

Very nice. I’m thinking of doing a similar piece. I like the cherry.

-- Don

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 08:29 AM

THis looks like something you’d see in Fine Woodworking. I enjoy looking at it!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 01:50 PM

Great job!

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#6 posted 05-20-2011 02:10 PM

very nice love the finish what did you use


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#7 posted 05-20-2011 02:15 PM

Beautiful!! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 05-20-2011 03:05 PM

The finish is a blend 1/3 poly, 1/3 tung oil, 1/3 BLO with a splash of Turpentine (similar to the Sam Maloof fiinish) applied like an oil with 0000 steel wool between each coat takes many coats but it is a forgiving finish with hand luster.

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