Vern and Chris have finished the daybed, and they turn it over. This is the first I've seen of the right side of the fabric, which is a light brown colour in a large, tone-on-tone, checkerboard pattern. I like that a lot, but y'all know I like checkerboards, the subtler, the better. The bed is sized so that the edges line up with the lines of the squares exactly, i.e. they don't curve over the edge of the foam. More Yipian precision. Vern and Chris sit on it and Chris pronounces it "Sweet." Vern doesn't tell him to get his own word. Chris pretends to push Vern out of the way so that he can lie down. Now, if you're going to build some simple furniture, this is the very least you've got to do: the padding has to be thick and substantial, and it needs to be big enough to sprawl on a bit. Those shallow banquette seats with skimpy cushioning are just not going to cut it. Also, this sort of seating should be supplemental, at best, and not the primary or sole form of seating.
On the bumper back in from the commercial, MPDP pretends to kiss Bill's wounded finger. Vern shows Betsy a couch he bought from the Sally Anne for $50, presteamed and precleaned. It's in a very similar style to their existing sofa.
Gen and Amy Wynn are outside discussing the length of some piece of wood. It's supposed to be nine and a half feet, but Amy Wynn made it eight because they're running behind. Gen's concerned about it leaving a gap. I don't know exactly what this is, except that from the size, it must be for the platform. Is it the desk? I dunno. Amy Wynn admits that there will be a gap. Gen: "That's not so cute." I can't get over how good she looks. What she's wearing is so flattering to her.
Vern explains that they're going to take the attached cushions off the couches, slipcover the couches without them, and do separate 2' x 2' cushions out of the same material as the slipcovers, which will be a warm brown microfibre, from the look of it. Betsy really likes it.
Gen explains to Amy Wynn what she wants her to do with regard to some lip over the platform, and Amy Wynn says it's no problem. It seems like the gap is something they can't do anything about, though, because Gen makes a screwed-up pouty face at Amy Wynn.
Betsy's never done a slipcover before but is anxious to learn.
Gen's team has never glued carpet down before. She says it's not something she normally does but that she thinks it's appropriate for this project.
Vern is thrilled to have a homeowner who knows how to sew. Betsy says that straight seams are her kind of sewing. Mine, too. Vern: "You like a straight line? You and I are cut from the same cloth!" Har. Vern says that they're really low on stuffing: "So I'm gonna eviscerate this cushion that was from her old sofa."