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Project by Gary777 posted 11-25-2011 09:47 PM 1331 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The next piece in my Craftsman living room set, when my Dad visits he likes to put his feet up so I figured I would give him something nice to put his feet on. This is also my first time at upholstering and it wasn’t as hard as I imagined but I also didn’t do any stitching, when I need cushions I plan on having a pro make them.

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau





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ALA_Pete

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 01:45 AM

Nice job on both the woodworking and upholstery. There must be a first time for everything!!

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griff

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 04:11 AM

Very nice, Your dad will enjoy it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 04:29 PM

Nice ottoman! The size is a good choice.

I’m curious, why is one of the slats narrower on each side? I tried to come up with my own answer and didn’t do so well ;) My best guess is tied to an Amish tradition of intentionally avoiding perfection…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 04:31 PM

Nice ottoman!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 04:54 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 10:44 PM

Now that is a manly ottoman. It could also be seating for 3 or 4 small children.

Steve.

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Gary777

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#7 posted 11-27-2011 06:18 AM

Thanks all, appreciate the kind words. Dad likes it very much and it works out well as another seat in the living room when you’re playing Charades.

Steve-> I added the dowel in place of the last slat and changed the spacing slightly to make it a tad different, I read something on furniture design about breaking symmetry and gave it a try, in retrospect I would have maintained balance if I had it to do over.

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-27-2011 07:27 PM

nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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