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Mark

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441 days ago

I was all most finished the sofa table I was making. I did a dry fit to check the fit and finish and thought I’d take it up stairs and put it in place to see how it looked. It was supposed to go between the picture window and the sofa. Well ya couldn’t see any part of it. I coulda made it out of packing crates. The wife didn’t like how far the sofa was moved out into the room (15” wide) and I have to agree. So now it sits unassembled, and unfinished down in the basement with no place to go. I’m thinkin’ of cutting up some of the pieces and re using the material. DERN!

-- Mark


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bandit571

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#1 posted 441 days ago

I seem to recall this one was just 12-1/2” wide

Just shorten the end aprons…...

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 441 days ago

Would it be possible to cut it down and make a pair of end tables or nightstands?

-- Art

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 441 days ago

Finish it up as a long hall table and then make another sofa table.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 441 days ago

I would finish it. Just me.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Mark

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#5 posted 441 days ago

I’d like to finish it….just because. No scence making it narrower, It just don’t look right. Bringing out the sofa from the window doesn’t work. End tables it is.

-- Mark

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hotbyte

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#6 posted 441 days ago

Sounds like you need to repurpose it before it is even finished :)

Years ago, when my now 20 yr old son was about 5, I started a wardrobe for his bedroom which had no closet. Before I could finish it, he moved into another room with a closet. It sat 80% complete in the shop until my daughter got an apartment for college and we completed it as a TV entertainment center. So, go repurpose that sofa table :) :) :)

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hotbyte

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#7 posted 441 days ago

“End tables it is.”

Or, make a new narrower sofa :)

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Lee Barker

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#8 posted 441 days ago

You also could cut two longer pieces of skirt and make a desk (add to the top). As long as the pieces are unfinished, you could cut a drawer front out of one of the long skirts and build a drawer to fit, with grain-matched front. Fun to do.

All is not lost! Take heed! Richard is in England!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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KentuckyTreeRat

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#9 posted 441 days ago

I strongly dislike cutting something if I’ve put the effort to apply a finish to it. Sorry it did not work out for you bud.

-- "My glass aint half empty, or half full....I drank it all." -Me www.kentuckyliveedge.com

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madts

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#10 posted 440 days ago

I have cooked a lot of meat over stuff the wife did not like. A whole lot.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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scotsman9

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#11 posted 440 days ago

Ever thought about finishing it up and selling it?
Nothing like shoving cold hard cash in your pocket all because of a “mistake”.

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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joeyinsouthaustin

1245 posts in 705 days


#12 posted 440 days ago

Buy a different sofa!!

-- Who is John Galt?

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Mark

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#13 posted 440 days ago

I like the selling idea. Joey. We did buy a new sofa. It’s just a wee bit taller and deeper than the old one. I can’t win.

-- Mark

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#14 posted 440 days ago

Looking at the picture, you should be able to sell no problem. I recently bought an L shaped couch, got it home and found out it was the wrong turn. Always in the little details :)

-- Who is John Galt?

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Mark

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#15 posted 439 days ago

Sorry Joey. That’s Bandit’s pic.

-- Mark

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