Lolling Settee in Honduran Mahogany

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Project by matt garcia posted 04-12-2009 10:25 PM 2561 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is another installment of Lolling Chair 2.0! I decided that this design could easily be expanded out into a two seater earlier while I was building the Lolling Chair. After looking online for one, without success, I emailed Chuck Bender and described to him what I was building. He enlightened me that a two seater Lolling Chair should be called a “Lolling Settee”.

So here it is, in more of that scrap Honduran Mahogany. Once again, poplar secondaries, and this time a different fabric, and a different upholsterer. I contacted Lee Industries for innards, and the initial price was just under half of what I paid an upholsterer to cover this piece. He had just recently been laid off, so it was a no brainer for me….....everybody’s got to eat!!

And once again, compound angled mortise and tenon joinery on the seat rails to legs and stretchers, and angled dovetails on the long front stretcher. I am a little upset that he covered up my front leg to arm support joint, I had worked so hard at getting that perfect, but all in all it is still a beautiful job on the upholstery. If you need an upholstery guy here in Houston, I can give you his number! Enjoy!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 01:01 AM

Nice looking chair.

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#2 posted 04-13-2009 02:19 AM

Great looking chair. But upholstery scares me :].

-- Chris

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#3 posted 04-13-2009 03:40 AM

Really nice work, Matt. And that IS a fine upholstyery job he did for you.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-13-2009 04:30 AM

Very nice. I see it’s the same style as the chair.

I’ve got an antique settee that really needs re-upholstering. I’ll take you up on your offer to send a PM with his contact info. Thanks in advance.

-- Scott

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#5 posted 04-13-2009 05:04 AM

wow, turned out great, i’m in trouble though, i had planed on building a set of chairs for our formal living area, after showing off your pictures I think ill be building two chairs and a settee as well.

very nice job!!

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 06:27 AM

Very Nice settee well upholstered. Great project.

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#7 posted 04-14-2009 03:16 AM

Thanks guys!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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