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Built this futon for my son for Christmas as a nice piece for his 1 BR bachelor pad. My first large project with a lot of joinery and I had to build and turn the arms. It's a beautiful and comfortable piece and I hope my son keeps it in the family as an Heirloom. You can see my basement shops is a little small, but I staged the pieces in our basement storage/craft rooms. All wood was 1/4 sawn oak has a nice Chippendale type curved back and arms. Most difficult was locating the spring mechanism for the futon frame, because of the sloped arms.

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Nice looking bed. You did a beautiful on it. Was this from plans or your own design? Where did end up getting the frame? Did you do the upholstery yourself. Sorry for all the questions, just things that entered my mind as I was look at the unit. Thank you for posting.

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I would like to have seen more of the framework. It is a fantastic piece, good job. Thanks for the posting.
 

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Hi Jim,

This is a nice piece and I can empathize with you about building a piece in a small shop space. Your futon came out just fine and it looks like you have a satisfied customer who is purrfectly content with the piece as well.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Looks very nice! Where did you get the upholstry?
 

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Very nice work sir. It really looks good.
 

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Did you really build this for your son or did you build it for your "Guard Cat"?

Beautiful job!
 

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I have a wooden futon (bought) all wood and there is no spring mechanism. It is simply a curved groove in one part and a dowel in the other so when you connect the arms to the main piece, you have to make sure that the dowel is in the groove. Next time I take it apart, I will try to draw it out and maybe post it for all the woodworkers who make AWESOME furniture like you do.
 

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Thanks for the compliment. I was lucky to get the old mechanism so it has a spring mechanism so it can stay close to the wall. My son has used it a lot the past 6 years.
 
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