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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 04-06-2015 01:56 PM 1401 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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04-06-2015 01:56 PM

After finishing my next three projects, I am considering building a couch/sofa for the den. Seems like 90% of the plans I’ve seen are for Arts and Crafts/Craftsman/Mission sofas. My wife does not like that style. I’m looking for a wooden frame design with cushions, not an internal frame that is upholstered. Have you seen any interesting designs?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 03:19 PM

Well we know what you don’t want. Now tell us what you do want in your new sofa. Are there other pieces you are coordinating this with, and if so what style are they? Do you like modern, federal, Dutch barnwood, or Victorian style. Look at the elements of a style that you admire, and see if you can incorporate those into your project.
You are right, most of the designs seem to be arts and crafts style.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 04:48 PM

Ah, that’s the problem. I’m looking for a less heavy design. Here is more like what I am looking for:

Similar to an A&C sofa, but a lighter, less blocky look.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 04-11-2015 09:06 PM

That looks suspiciously like this:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/142866

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#4 posted 04-11-2015 09:58 PM

Thanks. After I posted that couch, I figured out it looked an awful lot like a Z chair. In fact, I was at a coffee shop yesterday and saw that I was sitting in a Z chair, so I took pics on how it was constructed. I need to back and check the angles. I don’t really want the entire mid-century modern look, but I does give me some ideas. The couch is much more heavily built than a Z chair, and I think something like that could work.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 04-11-2015 10:37 PM

Hmm, lightweight sofas not based in a modern style … Sheraton?

This might help

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 11:14 PM

couple of other ideas:

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 04-11-2015 11:36 PM

I might end up doing something very basic like this, with a little more interesting shape/joints.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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