I'm not a very boastful person, but I need to say that this sofa is one of my very best designs. It is both simple and elegant, with enough flair to make it pleasing and interesting to the eye. The overall shape is squared out, and with the slat back and exposed joinery, it evokes arts and crafts. But there is play with curves and the shaping of the arms that give it a lot of interest. It is comfortable, but not hard to get out of.

Many sofas are mostly uphostery, of course, so that any woodwork is taken right out of the equation. On the other hand, some designs can be so "woody" that they are frankly not at all comfortable. This one strives to achieve that balance, and I think you would agree.


The cushions are slip, both on the seat and back. So that opens up a lot of possibilities for how you would like to match fabric and wood, colors and textures. Since the back looks just as good as the front, this sofa can easily go anywhere in the room, and doesn't have to be against a wall.

Overall dimensions are 72" long x 32" deep x 34" high. Shown in cherry. Priced at $3,750, plus upholstery (generally runs between $500-$1,000).

65 Delano Road, Woolwich, Maine