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An Oak Couch with Cushions

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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. 

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

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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

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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

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

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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 

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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).

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

 

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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! 

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It depends on Zelda, of course.

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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

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Yes it is on my list

if someone wants to commission one I will move it up the list 

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