This beautiful piece of front room furniture is made at a really moderate cost, if the fabric used for the cushions is of fine textile. These substitutes for leather last fully as long and therefore the difference can only be detected by an expert.

White oak will give the most effective results apart from the frames or slats on which the cushions rest and these could also be product of poplar or pine. the subsequent material is required:

2 posts, 3 in. square by 17 in.
2 posts, 3 in. square by 26 in.
2 rails, 7/8 by 8 by 82 in.
1 rail, 7/8 by 8 by 25 in.
1 end, 7/8 by 18 by 25 in.
1 piece, 7/8 by 9 by 24-1/2 in.

The last piece on the list when sawed diagonal makes the 2 slanting pieces at the pinnacle of the couch. The corner braces are made up of two pieces of straight-grained oak, 2 by 4-1/2 by 4-1/2 in., sawed on the diagonal, and cut as shown within the enlarged plan section to form the four pieces.

First make certain the the lounge furniture legs are perfectly square, the 2 short ones and therefore the two long ones of equal length respectively. Either chamfer or around the upper ends as desired, chisel and plane the taper on the lower ends. Lay out and cut all the tenons on the rails—1 in. is that the amount allowed at each end within the stock dimensions given. Arrange the posts and rails within the positions they’re to occupy within the finished front room furniture couch.

Number each tenon and therefore the place its corresponding mortise is to be cut within the post. Mark each mortise directly from the tenon which is to suit into it, taking care to own all the rails an equal distance from the ground. Bore and chisel out all mortises and see that every one the rails fit perfectly, before proceeding with the work for this front room furniture plan.

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The next step are going to be to suit within the slanting side pieces at the pinnacle of the couch. These must be let into the long posts 1/2 in. and held also by a dowel within the side rail. so as to urge these pieces into place, the mortise within the long post must be made 1/2 in. longer than the tenon on the sloping side piece that the tenon could also be first pushed into the mortise then the side clamped down on the rail over the dowel. the entire couch should fit together perfectly before gluing any of the parts.

Glue the top parts together first for this lounge furniture plan. Hot glue will hold best if the space and lumber are warm; if these can not be had, use cold glue. After the ends have set for a minimum of 24 hours, glue in situ the side rails and slanting head pieces. Screw in situ the corner braces. make sure when making these braces to possess the grain running diagonally across the corner, or the brace are going to be weak, also, take care the perimeters are square with the ends; this could be determined by measuring the diagonals to seek out if they’re equal.

If it’s decided to use frames for the front room furniture cushions, then the subsequent material are going to be necessary:

2 pieces, 7/8 by 2 by 56 in.
2 pieces, 7/8 by 2 by 25 in.
4 pieces 7/8 by 2 by 21 in.

This material could also be of pine or poplar. These pieces are made into two frames as shown within the drawing and held along with long screws or nails. Fasten with glue and screw short blocks on the within of the couch rails for holding the 2 frames in situ. Tack pieces of cheap burlap across the frame and canopy with ordinary black cambric. this may provides a strong, springy rest for the cushions.

Should slats be used rather than frames for holding the cushions, then the subsequent list of fabric should be substituted for the frame material list:

2 cleats, 7/8 by 2 by 56 in.
2 cleats, 7/8 by 2 by 25 in.
12 slats, 3/4 by 5 by 25 in.

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The materials listed is also of sentimental wood the identical as for the frame for this lounge furniture plan. The cleats are fastened to the within of the rails of the couch with screws, that the top edge are going to be 2 in. under the highest fringe of the rails. The slats are spaced evenly on these cleats.

After the glue is set, remove the clamps and scrape off any glue which will get on the wood. If this glue isn’t removed it’ll keep the stain from entering the wood, which can show up when finished in white spots.

This lounge furniture couch could also be stained in any of the reminder brown or dark to harmonize with its lines of construction. A water stain will penetrate the wood best and after this is often applied and thoroughly dried the surface should be sanded to get rid of the roughness of the raised grain. Apply one coat of thin shellac and when this is often dry, placed on two coats of wax.

In making up the cushions, use either hair or elastic felt for the filling.

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