Stickley sofa

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Project by Philfranklin posted 10-21-2012 12:44 AM 4259 views 34 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as a basic Prairie sofa from Robert Lang’s drawings. Decided I wanted the spindle version and invented my own concept. Little did I know what a process that would be. Seeing this piece in my house started me on a pathway of building a lot more like this.

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#1 posted 10-21-2012 12:46 AM

Nicely done!

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#2 posted 10-21-2012 12:49 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous….....perfect

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 01:19 AM

Gotta love Stickley !! What finish did you use?

-- Carl, Iowa

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 01:31 AM

Very very nice!!!


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#5 posted 10-21-2012 01:39 AM

hey great project, i have a question, can you give an estimate of the cost of the upholstery, iam in the process of finishing two morris chairs and i dont know nothing about upholstery, thanks and this is in my bucket list.

-- I Just Love Working With Wood.

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 02:18 AM

I used some high grace vinyl which cost about $45 a yard. The morris chair used about 2 1/2 yards.

I use tung oil on my pieces for ease of working it. After about 4 or 5 coats, I wet sand it, and give it another 4 coast more or less.

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 02:22 AM

Your an artist with wood. Can’t wait to see your other projects.

-- J. L. , Kinsman, Ohio

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#8 posted 10-21-2012 02:46 AM

Welcome to Ljs
You did a wonderful job.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 10-21-2012 02:49 AM

Nicely executed !

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#10 posted 10-21-2012 03:03 AM

Very nicely done!

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#11 posted 10-21-2012 03:31 AM

Great piece, can’t wait to see the additional pieces

-- Norman

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#12 posted 10-21-2012 05:46 AM

Wow, that’s a lot of mortices and tenons for one project. Looks great. I love Arts and Crafts furniture.

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#13 posted 10-21-2012 12:35 PM

Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 10-21-2012 02:26 PM

One of my favorite designs : ) Great job on this !!

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#15 posted 10-21-2012 03:55 PM

Gorgeous. Love the design.

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.

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