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    New Design Path

    Last night my wife bought an Ekornes Manhattan couch in chocolate leather like this:

    We've been planning that I would build a coffee table, end tables and probably some floor lamps for our living room. I thought we were going to have a Mission or A&C style but this changes things a bit.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of some sites where I can see some furniture that might "go"?

    I expect we'll end up with a couple of chairs like this as well.
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    no sites to offer dave but i can offer advice on making wood bend
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    Thanks Tod, I might have to take you up on that.
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    Hey Dave,

    Over on the Canadian Woodworking forum is a fellow I know, "Mike in London" who has done some nice stuff. Bit of a Japanese/Scandinavian flare. Have a look at his Family Room furniture in the gallery there. (that link is just to one set of photos, his full gallery is here. Check out his TV stand.)

    Here's a sample:
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    ...art

    ETA:

    PS: but in my opinion, I think that some good solid Mission coffee and end tables would still look quite well with those furniture choices. It doesn't ALL need to be curvy/bent stuff. However, I might do it in maple, or light oak, since dark wood might be a bit much. Well, actually that depends on the flooring... is it a dark floor or a light maple/birch/hickory hardwood floor?
    Last edited by Art Mulder; 09-15-2007 at 02:03 PM. Reason: couldn't leave well enough alone. ;-)

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    OK Dave, take these sites as kinda a reference - and squint a lot. A lot of the furniture won't "go", but there are gems mixed in with the chrome etc. (especially Conrans).
    http://www.dwr.com/shop.cfm?CMP=KNC-...05167&GKWD=dwr

    http://www.conranusa.com/default.aspx?language=en-US

    Oh, and here's the original chair the one pictured was based on (note date) -

    http://hivemodern.com/products/?view...d=339&cid2=340

    There is some wild stuff at Hive!

    Much of these designs may be a bit stark (no pun intended) but many warm up very nicely if solid wood is substituted for the molded plywood or metal.

    Just food for thought.

    Wes

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