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Blog entry by JoshIndy posted 01-10-2011 04:39 AM 1262 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Well i started off research by examining the furniture we have (as well as friends’).
There are several fun tutorials on instructables.
Then i moved on to the recommendations from my 1st post in this series. I really like the idea of a morris-couch. It may end up looking similar to the project post on rockler’s site.

We went to Half Price books and bought some random furniture books and a couple of upholstery guides. As soon as it gets warmer i plan on getting out in the garage to work on it. We only have a small 1-car garage i have been using as a workshop. In Indiana, with no heat, it’s hard to do woodworking until it warms up.

We bought several boardfeet of Walnut to use in making the sofa. We jsut have to finalize a pattern and decide on upholstery style….
1. Cushions on wood platform
2. Coil spring base
3. the wavy spring base

If it works out, I may end up making a second one out of maple.
I still welcome all comments and furniture ideas.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 07:42 AM

I built a sofa on my own from scratch. Being a poor college kid it was ideal because I got the couch I wanted (my own design) for a fraction of the cost, plus I love seeing if I can build things. I am on my iPhone right now so can’t post the link but if you go to my profile and click on the blogs I’ve done you can find it – it outlines the entire process of building the sofa from wooden frame to springs to upholstery. I am no professional, but learned a lot doing it, so if you need any help let me know!!! Good luck

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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