Coventry Woodworks

custom furniture, interiors & automotive woodwork

A Pair of Settees for Jenny & Simon

It seems like we've done quite a few pieces this past year in the Arts & Crafts style.  This pair of settees is a great example. Really straightforward linear design lines with nice wide arms (suitably sized for a beer & grilled cheese) and grandchild-proof finish with hard wearing leather cushions.

Although these settees were straightforward and really a pleasure to build, they are an exercise in repetitive machine woodworking.  Considering that each one has 67 spindles which are joined to their upper and lower rails by a mortise and tenon joint there were 268 mortise holes to be bored and cleaned out and since each tenon requires 4 cuts, a total of 1072 passes over the table saw - phew...