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Topic: I made a couch, from a couch  (Read 2342 times)
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« on: January 02, 2010 04:25:35 PM »

So we had this old sleeper sofa that had lost a couple of springs and sunk terribly into the frame.  I put a futon mattress and several blankets in the bed to fluff the couch up but it never really worked to well.  I always sank into it and it caused my back agonizing pain.  I new that we needed a new couch but it just wasnt in the budget.  I would torture myself daily looking online at all the couches that would never be mine.  Finally, one day while browsing couches I saw what I call a platform couch.  It was a platform that cushions sat on with a single piece of wood across the back supporting the back cushions.  I thought I could do that!  So I set to it.  I got out scissors, screwdrivers and a hammer.  I have to say that the deconstruction of my old couch was pretty theraputic!  I saved all the foam, batting, the mattress, the futon mattress and the cushions and threw out the rest.  I then got to work building my new couch.  Here it is...

With the pillows...

And without the pillows...

Basically I took an old door that was just taking up space in my garage, stained it and cut 4 legs from a 4"x4" post.  This created my platform.  To support the back cushions I took a 1"x6" board cut it to length and attached it to the door with heavy metal bar that I got at the hardware store (To make it easier on myself I had them cut the bar to the length I needed).

The seat cushion I made out of the pull out mattress and the original cushions, putting the cushions inside the mattress like a burrito and then took upholstery fabric that a cousin gave me and stitched it together.  The back cushion was made out of the futon mattress folded in half length-wise and encased in the upholstery fabric.  Finally, I had enough fabric leftover to make some long rectangular throw pillows that I stuffed with the batting from the original couch.  I am very pleased with the results.  My back never bothers me anymore!

« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010 06:44:15 PM »

Wow, that's pretty fantastic!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010 08:22:34 PM »

Omg! Just the other day I was googling how to build a couch from an old couch, lol. My icky old sleeper sofa has the same problem yours did.

You did a great job! I'm hoping to do the same this summer, hopefully my results will be as successful Smiley

« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 09:17:15 PM »

Very impressive!  Great job!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010 05:34:22 AM »

You made a COUCH! That is so totally Craftster-chic.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010 08:30:40 AM »

Wow, good for you! What an awesome job. The couch looks wonderful and comfy. Has a very contemporary look to it.
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010 09:56:17 PM »

This is really neat.  Smiley  Nice job.

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