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01-12-2009, 07:43 PM
has anyone ever built or seen a wooden couch? i have a neighbor who would make cushions. i have seen a few basic couch plans online but i was wondering if anyone had their own design or had ever tried building one.......
No but I'm about to start. I'll just make it up as I go along.
01-12-2009, 09:25 PM
>has anyone ever built or seen a wooden couch? i have a
>neighbor who would make cushions. i have seen a few basic
>couch plans online but i was wondering if anyone had their
>own design or had ever tried building one.......
I haven't, but didn't Norm build an upholstered couch a season or two ago on New Yankee Workshop? To be honest, I haven't really watched it in a long time, not for any particular reason, but I seem to recall catching a bit where he was upholstering something that was bigger than a chair.
Edit: I think I was thinking of a "Window Bench" rerun from a few years ago. Though it looks like there's a "Mission Style Sofa" from quite a while ago.
01-13-2009, 10:50 AM
When I think of a wooden couch all that comes to mind is a futon frame. I can't imagine that plans for one would be too difficult to find, or that it would be too difficult to build.
Otherwise, all that I can think of for "wooden couch" is the frame that's inside most upholstered furniture. Is that what you've got in mind?
Craig in Indy
01-13-2009, 11:14 AM
You might do a search on Mission-style settles.
01-14-2009, 08:16 AM
Haven't built, but I own a sofa and loveseat from these guys . . .
The design is often copied . . . and is pretty simple. I did make a hope chest to match the furniture . . . and I bought a lot of it before I was heavy into the woodworking.