Modern Loveseat

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Project by exsubsailor posted 05-11-2020 04:55 PM 892 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this about 10-12 years ago. All the old victorian loveseats were cloth covered with plush fabrics, but I wanted the challenge to make the same idea just using wood. At the time I had a source for Spanish cedar that was 3” thick. With out any plans I jumped right in. I put 2 folding chairs next to each other facing opposite direction and measured how wide it needed to be. Same for the hight of the seats. Looked up some pics of the old style loveseats to get the idea in my mind. It was quite a process and there were times I had to put the project aside for a while to clear my mind. I found out that you can buy a chain saw blade and various carbide grinding wheels to fit a right angle grander. You should have seen the chips fly. Good thing I wasn’t married back then. My wife would have divorced me because of the mess. Any way, I used a wipe on tung oil for the finish. I’ve found out that Spanish cedar has a tendency after a few years to slightly raise up and needs to be sanded down and refinished again,, This was true with a couple of other pieces I’ve made. If I ever use the S.C. again, I’ll try another finish.

-- Art, Florida

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#1 posted 05-11-2020 05:46 PM

That is impressive

-- Petey

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#2 posted 05-11-2020 05:59 PM

incredible,i dont know how you figured out all the curves and angles but it is a thing of beauty.that cedar is just radiant.your work is amazing.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 05-11-2020 07:08 PM

peteybadboy said it and I concur.

grain raising ? perhaps a lacquer sanding sealer prior to a poly finish ? or maybe a lacquer spray on

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 05-11-2020 07:24 PM

Very nice, great craftsmanship!

-- Hutch

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#5 posted 05-11-2020 09:12 PM

Slick and elegant design.
Great build!

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#6 posted 05-11-2020 09:40 PM


-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#7 posted 05-11-2020 11:17 PM

Museum quality work of Art.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 05-12-2020 01:20 AM

Beautiful design and carving!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-12-2020 01:25 AM

WOW!!! That is really unique and beautiful

Thanks for sharing this.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 05-12-2020 01:42 AM

Quite amazing. Furniture that looks like art.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 05-12-2020 02:16 AM

Awesome work.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#12 posted 05-12-2020 01:19 PM

not sure what I would do with it but truly excellent work.

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#13 posted 05-12-2020 01:34 PM

Outstanding design. I wouldn’t even know where to start. Beautiful work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 05-12-2020 01:54 PM

Impressive and Superb Craftsmanship is an understatement….

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#15 posted 05-12-2020 11:01 PM

DT3 without a doubt! Congrats!

I just scored a set of grinder tools for carving! This give me something to try to attain!!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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