Sofa

A settee is a seat with arms and a back made for two or more people, and generally upholstered -- in distinction to a settle, which is usually made entirely of wood. The distinction, however, has more to do with the origin of the two forms than their
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  • Build a Prairie SettleBuild a Prairie Settle

    by Kevin Rodel

    Kevin Rodel’s prairie settle is a perfect example of the low horizontal lines that characterize Prairie-style furniture. The broad low back is well suited for informal ...

  • An Eighty-Year Collaboration on a Prairie-Style CouchAn Eighty-Year Collaboration on a Prairie-Style Couch

    by Scott Dickerson

    Scott Dickerson worked with an owner, a contemporary furniture designer, an upholsterer, and architects to design and oversee the making of a Prairie-style couch ...

  • Chippendale SofaChippendale Sofa

    by Norman L. Vandal

    How to reproduce Chippendale sofas using period construction techniques. Norman L. Vandal studied Chippendale camelback sofas in museums and books and found a great ...

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