I am planning on making a sofa. I have my tools and my wood. Do I have to apply any type of treatment to the wood before I assemble it? I mean at the end I'm going to be stapling textiles on it and adding pillows and cushions.

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    You're fine leaving it completely bare, regardless of the wood species.
    – Graphus
    Aug 26 '17 at 12:09
  • You might want to be sure to sand it to a nice, smooth finish so you're not snagging any stuffing or tearing the fabric as you stretch it across the framing. Even if those snags/tears are on the inside at the bottom - the tear in the fabric will spread over time.
    – FreeMan
    Oct 30 '17 at 18:56

Since a sofa will almost surely be an indoor piece of furniture, completely protected from the weather, you are fine leaving it untreated. Every commercial sofa that I have seen the inside of is constructed of untreated wood.

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