Jump to content

An Oak Couch with Cushions


Recommended Posts

Actually not really. My intrepid home craftsman liked the plans for this oak couch but all he has on hand is some 3/4" thick cherry and some 1 1/2" thick cherry (scale) boards so he is laminating the legs to 3" square from some 1 1/2" x 3" boards and will go from there. 

plQDM3F.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah, a cherry couch with cushions; maybe brocade?  Old wide polyester neckties often had marvelous in-scale patterns woven in:

knowle settee.JPGparlor.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

Brocade is nice but for this I had picked up half a hide of lambskin so I am going with that. I am trying to improve my cushion making skills

Link to post
Share on other sites

the basic couch frame and then with a coat of alkanet linseed oil - the oil is soaking in I hadn't wiped it off yet - I love the look of alkanet oil on cherry

RpizFUE.jpg

pJ9ceKj.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, havanaholly said:

Nap time!  If you don't want it, send it to me and I'll find it a home!

Sure I still have the address. Just remember it is a test piece made from scraps so not 100% perfect. Next time I am hitting the PO will mail it 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, bless your heart!  I will probably reupholster it and place it temporarily in the Brimble's store until I finish (ha!) the Lily I started for F Scott & Zelda (who are presently enjoying the art books).

Edited by havanaholly
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, havanaholly said:

Oh, bless your heart!  I will probably reupholster it and place it temporarily in the Brimble's store until I finish (ha!) the Lily I started for F Scott & Zelda (who are presently enjoying the art books).

But Holly that leather is so perfect...Brimbles can sell it as is I'd think! 

Link to post
Share on other sites


 

2 hours ago, Elsbeth said:

It's gorgeous. Love the leather -you should put your junk pile on Etsy!!!!

 

I will be selling items like I do the bookshelves but this one was scraps. I am starting a cherry settee and chair set next with leather sprung cushions not from scraps

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...