|Forum topic by mattsk8||posted 02-01-2011 08:53 PM||833 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-01-2011 08:53 PM
Has anyone here been ambitious enough to make a sofa or a loveseat? I’m sick of buying this cheap foreign furniture trash that seems to be available. I’ll get about 5 years (if I’m lucky) before my sofa starts to fall apart. I picked one up about 2 weeks ago and broke it yesterday already. I’m not overly hard on them either and not even super huge (6’ 1”, 210 lbs)! I just came home from work, flopped down and broke the main board that runs across the bottom of it!! Does anyone take any pride in what they make anymore?!!
This got me thinking; I have a good friend that owns a hyde shop, he can get me leather at cost. I also have a good upholstery guy because I used to restore cars. I’d just need to build the frame (I was a cabinet maker), but I don’t know where to begin. Just looking for ideas and figured this would be a good place to start!
Thanks for any input!!!
-- Depleting our natural resources one custom cabinet at a time