Monday, January 05, 2009
A project for Christmas 2008
During the last Christmas holidays, I wanted to use my vacation time to build a corner sofa set for use at home.. however, due to many unexpected obligations, I couldn't finally find any time for it.. So this year, I got a deadline to either build it before the 24th, or to buy it! Since I finally had to get someone else to build the pantry cupboards (which I wanted to do - if I had the time) as well, I decided not to let this opportunity pass by.. after all, I am working as an independent consultant now, and it was holidays around the world anyway!
So I started to look for a simple software to design the structure, the Google Sketchup came in very handy! I also used the measurements I took some time ago from the corner sofa set bought for the WSO2 office in Colombo. I had to spend on the fabric, wood and the foam and it cost around the equivalent of $500.. it took about a week to come into shape, and finally my wife helped with the sewing of the fabric and the cushions. I did stay up all night on the 23rd, to ensure that everything was ready by the morning of the 24th :)
Here are some pics taken during the construction.. if you need the Sketchup files, let me know
Finishing off with padding and foam..
Making the frame..
Cutting the wood.. with the use of support 'templates' to get correct edges with the circular saw..