How do I build a sofa?

Are there any resources out there on how to construct an upholstered sofa? How hard could it be? I'm looking for instructions on how to build the frame.
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mkochsch wrote:

A guy did one on the woodcentral shop shots website he said it was really expensive. Here's the link to the pics and story.
http://www.woodcentral.com/shots/shot187.shtml
Tom
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Thanks. Not exactly the style I want but the basic idea of how the frame is built gives me something to go on. Parts are available on line at Vandykes.com.

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On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 15:44:31 GMT, "mkochsch"
Plenty of books on upholstery. The woodworking is trivial - most fully-upholstered furniture is truly crude underneath. A halved joint in unplaned 2x4 is about as complex as it gets.

Pretty easy. My first upholstered piece was recovering a two seater sofa. I was about to throw it out, until I realised it was a sofa bed and worth the trouble to rebuild.
Trickiest bit is finding a supplier for upholstery materials. Then hide the staple gun and the air nailer and go to it in the completely traditional style. Foam exists to light the fires of eternal fiery toxic damnation under the butts of those heathens who use it. Don't do it.
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Thanks for advice. I guess my pondering building a sofa myself is that I have a living space which requires a unique seating area. It's already a custom job because there's no couch a la carte that I've found so far that fits the space. I'm thinking it's going to be a built in. The upholstery is the only part that is the unknown part, but I'm pretty talented so I'm confident I can pull it off.
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On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 15:44:31 +0000, mkochsch wrote:

Take apart an old sofa and discover how simple the framing really is.
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My wife would kill me ;^)

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On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 02:52:54 +0000, mkochsch wrote:

Wives seem to have this problem.
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Doesn't have to be your sofa. Cruise the thrift sores for a cheeeeeap one, lug it home and rip it open. A lesson in sofa making for...well, however lucky you happen to be that day.
John
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (JPLipe) wrote in message

The problem with this idea is that you learn how to make a cheap sofa!
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Larry Bud) wrote in message

Another option is to take a class from the local community college. An 8 (or so) week class can have you bring in a piece of furniture and reupholster it in class. Wife and I did our dining room chairs that way. Based on what I learned in the class, I might tackle your project, but I'd read up on upholstery stitching and the layers of fabric and stuffing underneath; that's where the differences between cheap, marginal, good, and oh-my-god come into play.
Do it.
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