Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The 2 meter nap couch!
Here is the sofa we designed and had local carpenters build (next door actually) extra long so that Kent can actually stretch out on the couch and take a nap. Yes, at over 6 feet tall, he needed a 2-meter couch. One of his favorite things is to stretch out on the couch on Sunday afternoon, and he has endured many a short or horrible couch over the years. It is handcrafted from local mahogany, and was carried 50 yds to our house by 4 men to the front yard where you see Kent and our friend Faustin sitting. I guess they're technically sitting on the driveway...
They left it there in the sun as Kent wanted to re-sand it and give it another couple coats of the darkest varnish we can buy. All work is done outdoors in all kind of weather and conditions, so often paintbrush strands, bugs, dirt and other tiny things get shalaqued right into the finish. Yeah, good to do your own finishing. I guess I was hoping for a black-ish color, but the red in the wood shines through. Indoors it does look a shade or two darker. Now I need to buy thick foam mattresses, cut them up in the right dimensions and sew slip covers for cushions. Then use the extra foam pieces cut up really small to make throw pillows. I'm hoping we'll have a 'real couch' by Christmas, but it's not looking like a sure thing. For now, the Thermarest is a decent substitute, and weekend napping has commenced. =)