Sea House Warming Hut: Couch


I extrapolated Jane Harrop’s chair design into a sofa that would totally not work in real life, and that’s why I love miniature building.


And then I stained it. You more northern and East Coast people will laugh at me, but it’s been chilly here (in the 50s F (10 C) and my wood shop is in an unheated shed. So I suffered a little bit. Also, everything I seem to need now is out there, or vice versa.

I persevered.


I used Thermolam Plus for the upholstery batting because that’s what Kris Compas uses. The fabric is this gorgeous wool that I cut and washed so it fluffed up in a very cozy way.


Binder clips are the miniature upholsterer’s friend, especially with a fat wooly fabric.


Upholstery nearing completion, with my signature glue pattern :)


And the finished couch, minus bolsters and losing the light.


11 thoughts on “Sea House Warming Hut: Couch

  1. Barbara W. says:

    Lovely piece! Things seem to be rapidly coming together as evidenced by the last photo.
    (If we’d had a high of 10 today, we would have been out walking in shorts.)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      One never knows when one might be besieged, especially on the North Coast, so we be prepared. I like to think of it as a Roomba of defense. (I have a tiny Rancor, too, that will live under the hut :) Glad you like the couch, Keli.

  2. christina says:

    Awesome — including your little gray friend in there… I also like your Fancy Nancy glue pattern.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Christina! Later that day I glued BE NICE. I like the idea of hidden, permanent affirmations. Kind of like when you feel all put together and ready for anything when you’ve got pretty underwear on :)

  3. Bennie says:

    Amazing work on the sofa. I like how the blue chair matches one of the blue stripes on the sofa material. It ties it in nicely.

  4. ebmagpie says:

    Excellent work (obviously still working on calibrating the time circuits), and yay AT-ST! I am now imagining tiny Ewoks swinging in and Rebels on speeder bikes weaving through the couch struts.

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