Sofa Table

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Project by AandCstyle posted 07-26-2012 02:18 AM 3133 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I apologize for the lack of picture quality, but when it comes to pictures, my skill set is very limited. LOML #2 & the SIL wanted a sofa table so I took on the project for them. The design is typical Arts & Crafts (what else??). The table measures 66”x18”x31” to be appropriately sized for their sofa and the room. I wood is qswo that I dyed with a combination of TransTint dyes. They have purchased other A&C furniture that has a slight reddish tinge so wanted to keep close to that theme. It was sanded to 180G, then the dye was wiped on and let dry. After a very light scuff sanding with 400G, I sprayed 3 coats of Target EM600 on the body and 4 coats on the top. I am very happy with the way the EM6000 lays down. I did scuff sand after the 2nd & 3rd coats to eliminate any nibs. The project took me almost 2 months to complete, but 2-3 weeks was required for me to prepare and mail color samples to them for approval. Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 02:20 AM

Just beautiful Sir! Great job.

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 02:28 AM

Looks great to me.

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 05:23 AM

Very nice. That is a good looking piece of furniture. I love Arts and Crafts.

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 03:27 PM

Ditto nuttree’s comment.

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 11:28 PM

Thank you all for the compliments. I wish I had more/better pix to show.

-- Art

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#7 posted 07-29-2012 03:05 AM

I love this piece and would like to build something like it. Did you work from published plans? If so, can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks for posting. Great work.

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#8 posted 07-29-2012 11:52 AM

Looks great. I love the A&C style and hope to be building many pieces in the future. I will keep your project in mind.

-- Paul, Brooklyn Park, MD.

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#9 posted 07-29-2012 02:43 PM

JL, I didn’t use any formal plans. They wanted the table to be 66”W x 31”H x 18”D. This is larger than a standard sofa table. I used their size for the top as the starting point and designed from that. I normally set the legs in 3-4” from the ends and 1-2” from the front and back. I like to make the legs 2.5” square so that determined the sizes for the apron/stretchers, which set the dimensions for the drawers and shelf. On a table of this scale, the spindles needed to be 0.75” x 0.75” to my eye and there always needs to be an odd number of spindles. I spaced them to be the same width as the shelf. I kept the shelf about 6” off the floor so it would be easy to vacuum under. I have seen corbels longer and shorter, but my preference is to make them 12-16” long by 1.5-2.5” across. If you have any further questions, I will be happy to try to answer them. HTH :)

-- Art

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#10 posted 12-03-2016 10:45 PM

Never mind photo quality , that is an excellent piece of design you must be proud of it.

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#11 posted 12-03-2016 11:46 PM

Thank you, Wildman, I was and am happy with this one.

-- Art

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