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Old 06-06-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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Creating a built-in hassock

The L-shaped couch in our 2008 Safari SE 23' was shabby and uncomfortable. I wanted to put my feet up. Also, the TV needed replacement. While we had Fabrics That Go in Tucson redo the upholstery, I designed and built a hassock that hides under the couch. It has accessory legs that convert it into a bench seat for an additional person at the table. I have posted photos.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:59 AM   #2
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Ingenious. I like the pattern of the material.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:18 AM   #3
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Very cleaver! Is that the original factory floor?
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Very nice job building that hassock, clever. Also nice fabric and looks like they did a good job on the Upholstry.
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Very clever.

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Looks great!
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Great idea! Wish I was that handy.
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Very, very nicely thought out & done!

Now if we could only put our heads together to figure out a simple way to make sitting on the L-shaped lounge and the dinette more back support friendly...aside from a full on redo or recliners...🤔
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Brilliant.
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Great idea. I'm going to borrow this when I build my new dinettes for drawers for storage without having to worry about weight in them. How do you keep it closed when towing?
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Yes, original factory floor. Fabrics That Go completely redid the couch, making it a bit more comfortable. They used firmer foam so you don't "bottom out" when sitting. We discarded the stiff wedge behind the back and they made a foam wedge that gives a better angle with more back support.
One the challenges was matching the finish. Tropical Oak was the name of the original finish, which is unavailable. I used a mix of MinWax Peach and Parchment.
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Forgot to mention, I replaced the catch with a magnetic disk catch from Rockler.
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