A self-made bench in the style of Artifort

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Based on the Artifort Sofa 671 from Koh Liang Ie (I came across one on the marketplace, but unfortunately it was sold immediately. It therefore seemed like a nice challenge to try it myself!). For this I used the following wood from opmaatzagen.nl:

For the seat and backrest:
Chipboard Natural 18 mm
155.0 x 56.8 cm and 155.0 x 60.0 cm
Both at an angle of 37.5 degrees to create the correct angle

To support these two plates I used two beams:
Spruce planed round corner 44x70 mm
Shape: Beam / batten shortened from 155.0 cm

For the legs I have out:
Carpentry panel Spruce 40 mm, 100.0 x 58.0 cm two legs milled with a computer-controlled CNC router.

How did you make the sofa?

I made the bench in the following steps:

Step 1. I have found the place on the chipboards where I wanted to place the beams and made holes in it for 10mm impact nuts. They turn into the wood, so I can attach the joists from the outside without having to reach the other side of the wood. After all, dust gets over it.
Step 2. I then cut and attached my polyether foam to size on the chipboard. Over this I attached a furniture-friendly fabric with a needle, thread, and a tacker with sturdy staples.
Step 3. As described earlier, I 'sawn' the legs with a CNC milling machine. Could have done with a different kind of saw as well, but that's how I knew the points on my sofa that would hit the floor would be even, making for a stable sofa. And it is fun to do!
Step 4. Because I had made some mistakes aligning the CNC mill, one of the two legs had had some .. accidents. I more or less repaired this with scraps of wood, wood glue and a sander.
Step 5. I then provided the legs and beams with a white lacquer on the sides and a somewhat darker stain for the rest.
Step 6. After I made the cushions, the bench could be put together. Voila!

What are the measurements?

The bench is 155.0 cm wide, approximately 78.0 cm high and 80.0 cm deep.

How next?

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