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Project by 47phord posted 345 days ago 1306 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first major project. It was also my first time doing upholstery. I got the plan from Wood’s Guide to Mission Furniture and plan to make a matching Morris chair and maybe some built-ins for our living room. I used S4S red oak from the local Big Box Store (quartersawn might be more authentic, but it’s also much more expensive). I finished it with one coat of Minwax’s Golden Oak stain and three coats of General Finishes Arm-r-seal.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 345 days ago

Looks great! Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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dpow

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Nice job, nice style. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 345 days ago

Very nice sofa, you did a great job…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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qsawn12

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#4 posted 345 days ago

Turned out great congrats

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Rolry

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Very nice I am looking at making something like this for our game room this winter.

-- Rolry

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 345 days ago

A lot of very nice work went into this,,, well done!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Von

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#7 posted 344 days ago

makes me want to go out and build one right now! nicely done, ty for posting this for all of us to gawk at

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47phord

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#8 posted 344 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments! Yeah, it was a lot of work, but I learned alot building it. I look at it, and I’m still amazed it turned out this good. The only trouble is, it’s spoiled my wife-she now thinks store-bought furniture is crap (and alot of it is) so now I’ll have to build all of our new furniture in the future…<sigh> more time in the shop. What a shame :)

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Steve Tripp

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#9 posted 343 days ago

Looks great. I have been planning to do that couch for a while and now I’m even more determined.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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joseph000

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#10 posted 304 days ago

Very nice work. I love the design.A sofa that is not well made can have popped and broken springs within a year of use.You should be sure that for every person who sits on the sofa, he should have maximum comfort.It’s important that the style of the sofa fits in with your house.

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CaptainSkully

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#11 posted 268 days ago

Excellent job! Buying S4S at the big box store is expensive too. If you’re planning to doing those large projects in the future, look into getting a planer and buying quartersawn rough. It’ll be more authentic and could be cheaper in the long run.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 268 days ago

You did a wonderful job on this. It could make a room and be the centerpiece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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