Build this historically inspired lounge to make a statement in your living room — and about your woodworking skill.
Taking inspiration from 19th century furniture designer and maker, Thomas Day, we’ve designed and built this daybed. Made from rich walnut, it calls forth some details that Day was known for. Those details are namely, the ogee curves in the back rail and ends, along with the details on the feet. And while these details may look challenging to create, a handful of templates are all you need for success.
A few other details to note on this bed are the gently curving legs and the thick, custom cushion that covers the bed. Some simple band saw work and chiseling shape the legs up. While the cushion is large, don’t let it intimidate you. By ordering the foam cut to size, the upholstery is pretty straight forward. All it takes is a little patience, a set of helping hands, a few yards of fabric, and some common tools. So, roll up your sleeves, grab a coffee, and head into the shop to get started on this daybed.
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What You Get:
- 20 pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 35 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Hardware sources and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.