Poll: furniture Design specializations

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Furniture Design Selections-which do you need?

Shaker
2
10%
Arts & Crafts/Greene & Greene
8
38%
18th Century (Queene Anne, etc.)
5
24%
Contemporary
3
14%
Other (please specify via post)
1
5%
Outdoor
0
No votes
Mediterranean
2
10%
 
Total votes: 21

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Poll: furniture Design specializations

Postby Mitch Cain » Wed, Aug 16 2006, 11:05AM

Taking off on Mike's post above, so far about 33% of folks specified furniture designs - but thats a pretty broad category, so I thought I'd attempt to narrow it down a bit...
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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Aug 16 2006, 11:37AM

Ornate, ornate, ornate!!!

For me, Louis XIV, XV, XVI, French Restoration, French Rococo Revival and French Renaissance Revival are of most interest. I also have a great interest in English early Victorian furniture but not late Victorian.

Not much in the way of American furniture styles interest me other than some of the very early Federal pieces. I do like some of the Chippendale-inspired American pieces from the same era but there are not nearly as many examples in that style of American furniture as there are English.

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Postby Mike Bowers » Wed, Aug 16 2006, 11:44AM

DanEpps wrote:Ornate, ornate, ornate!!!

For me, Louis XIV, XV, XVI, French Restoration, French Rococo Revival and French Renaissance Revival are of most interest. I also have a great interest in English early Victorian furniture but not late Victorian.

Not much in the way of American furniture styles interest me other than some of the very early Federal pieces. I do like some of the Chippendale-inspired American pieces from the same era but there are not nearly as many examples in that style of American furniture as there are English.

Did you ever finish the sofa?
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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Aug 16 2006, 12:34PM

Mike Bowers wrote:Did you ever finish the sofa?


Almost. I still have a few (hundred) staples to go then I have to trim the fabric and add the trim around the edge.

Would you believe it is going to take 30 yards of trim to go around all of the edges?

Renee is ready for me to get it finished and clean up my mess :lol: .
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Postby Mike Bowers » Wed, Aug 16 2006, 12:41PM

It looks great Dan! What a difference a lot of elbow grease & Ben Franklin can do. :lol:
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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Aug 16 2006, 12:58PM

Yeah, it took quite a few Ben Franklin's :wink: . Actually, I really don't have that much in the sofa considering its age.

$700 for the sofa
$250 for gold leaf
$200 for fabric, padding, etc.
$15,000,000,000,000 for my time :shock:

It has been a fun project but I have learned one thing--NEVER get a fabric that has a two dimensional pattern like I did for your first reupholstering project! Keeping the dots straight horizontally and vertically was a real chore and the curvature of the sofa didn't help one bit. In fact, some of the horizontal rows appear to curve but are really straight. It is an optical illusion caused by the curvature of the sofa back.

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Postby Mike Bowers » Wed, Aug 16 2006, 1:06PM

DanEpps wrote:Yeah, it took quite a few Ben Franklin's :wink: . Actually, I really don't have that much in the sofa considering its age.

$700 for the sofa
$250 for gold leaf
$200 for fabric, padding, etc.
$15,000,000,000,000 for my time :shock:

It has been a fun project but I have learned one thing--NEVER get a fabric that has a two dimensional pattern like I did for your first reupholstering project! Keeping the dots straight horizontally and vertically was a real chore and the curvature of the sofa didn't help one bit. In fact,
some of the horizontal rows appear to curve but are really straight.
It is an optical illusion caused by the curvature of the sofa back.


I would have never noticed that until you mentioned it. It still looks great though.
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Postby Michael Yeargain » Wed, Sep 06 2006, 6:52PM

$15,000,000,000,000 for my time


I think you missed a few zeros. Kuddos Dan.....
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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Sep 06 2006, 7:45PM

Yeah, I didn't count the money I had to put in the cuss jar :lol: .

Thanks for the kind words guys, I'll post a picture when I finish it--hopefully in the next few days. All I have left to do now is put the braid trim on the edges.


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