|Project by JAGWAH||posted 08-29-2012 02:17 PM||3131 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
Many years ago I landed a job as a Stagecraft Supervisor at a local community college. Working for the college and teaching Stagecraft was the most fun 3 years of my carpenter life.
This play, Inspector Hound, needed a couch that was at least 7” long to allow an actor to lay behind it on the floor. I have never built upholstererd furniture much less furniture like this but I knew I had many little skill sets that I could reshuffle to aid me in this task.
I desided to build the armature like I might a boat using many ribs. And stripped it out to give further shape. The plywood bottom and framing worked together like a torsion box giving strength.
Do you like the Hound touch on the couches back rail?
As to the fabric work, well that was by the seat of me briches. This may not have been built perfectly but in the theater it just has to sell itself in the first 30 seconds after the curtain goes up and not physically fail during the play.
We traveled this play to Durant,Ok where we won a contest among other state colleges for best play and myself for set design. (pat on back)
Just thought you guys might like to see this. Just doing my part to spice up the site with woodworking.
-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~