Orchard Street Sofa #22: Good news, bad news

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Blog entry by AandCstyle posted 04-13-2016 12:39 AM 1759 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Polyurethane Part 22 of Orchard Street Sofa series Part 23: The Final Installment »

The good news is that I got the second coat of polyurethane on everything today and Jeff Jewitt’s finish is a winner in my book. It looks great, at least to me. ;)

So without further adieu:

Now, the bad news, Greg’s schedule doesn’t permit me to deliver this until April 22nd. I will assemble it and do the final glue up after it is in its new home. It is too big and heavy to move from my basement shop as a single piece. That means this blog will drag out another 10 days before the final pix will be available. I apologize for the delay, but hang in there and rest assured that it will be completed eventually. :/

-- Art

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 02:18 AM

Looks great! I bet it is a heavy piece when all assembled.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 04-13-2016 05:32 AM

Wow. Just read thru the entire blog. What a great piece and terrific write-up.

I use JJ recipes on my QSWO projects as well. I use 2 coats of poly on surfaces that won’t be handled (I do a lot of clocks). I always add 2 extra coats on anything that might wear (maybe the front rail) or could ever be a rest for a cold drink (those precious arms). The Arm-r-seal goes on awfully thin to have just 2 coats on those surfaces. Just my 2 cents.


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#3 posted 04-13-2016 03:31 PM

Wonderful project Art. The warm glow from that finish is about as good as it gets in the arts and crafts world.
This will be a tough one to give away!

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

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#4 posted 04-13-2016 10:41 PM

Hey, Doug, thanks. I think I could carry one end once assembled, but since there is no real need…....

Rod, thank you. Does it look plastic-y when you use 4 coats? I want the finish to be as close to the wood as possible.

Thank you, Willie. It would be difficult, but I already have one that I like better. :)

-- Art

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#5 posted 04-14-2016 02:19 AM

That looks amazing! Willie stole my line about the “warm glow” you achieved. What are you doing about upholstery? This is one of the main impediments to my not making the bow-arm Morris chair. I’d have to make my own cushions.

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

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#6 posted 04-14-2016 10:14 PM

Captain, thank you! Greg & Elizabeth ordered cushions that they found in a local store. The cushions cost more than the lumber, etc.

-- Art

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#7 posted 04-15-2016 12:57 AM

Art you do really fine work. That will look beautiful and low and behold, you’ll be delivering it on my birthday :) I’d love a present like that ;)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#8 posted 04-15-2016 10:54 PM

Bill, thank you! You have the tools to make your own and that would be so much more special. haha

-- Art

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#9 posted 04-16-2016 01:59 AM

Beautiful project.

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#10 posted 04-16-2016 01:20 PM

That finish is awesome! great color and sheen.

I do hope you intend to post a pic or a project page when it is delivered and installed ?

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#11 posted 04-16-2016 10:33 PM

Thanks, BJ.

Thanks, Splinter. Nope, I thought I would just leave everyone in the dark so they would have to build their own to see how it turns out. JK, I hope to post the final pix next Friday, April 22nd.

-- Art

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