Free Plan: Mission Settee
The concept behind Mission furniture is form follows function. It is defined by straight lines, simple construction, and oak. Mission is serious but natural. Picture it in a California hacienda circa 1890.
A good example of Mission furniture is the settee from stansplans.com. As you can see in the image above, all of the lines are straight, greatly simplifying the joinery. You can make it even easier by ordering surfaced lumber. Quarter sawn white oak is the most authentic choice, which can be finished in either mission or golden oak stain.
What if you want a couch for more than two? Not a problem. Just lengthen the two front and back rails by the width of a cushion.
How about a chair to match? Easy — just shorten the length of the two rails.
The plan also shows you how to make cushions. If you want a seat with good support, springs are suggested. Roan or pebbled leather are popular choices for seat covers in this style of furniture.
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CLICK HERE for the free woodworking plans for this Mission settee.