Needed a backing

Editor's Choice - Dec 11, 2015

What happens when you buy a West Elm couch that has no back? People lean back, topple over. You get your scrap Ash can build a modern style backing. For the finish, I used a black gel stain. But I wanted to add depth to the color. So I first put a merlot dye stain. Sealed it. Then then the black gel.

Tools: table saw table saw with dado router

Tags: couch

Tim Cahill

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Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

very good job and an excellent idea .

Brian ...

That looks fantastic. Is it sturdy? It looks kind of small for bracing. Great design, either way.

Indistressed ...

The cushions were designed not to need a backing. So it doesn’t have to be the main brace. But it’s pretty strong hold. I have 4 anchor points that you can’t see

TonyCan ...

Design looks great, like it belongs.

jim webster ...

nice

CindyG ...

Fantastic solution!

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