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I decided to use some scraps of Ipé from the deck that was built a couple years ago to finally build that bench, to sit on top of said deck.
Here is a sketchup snapshot of part of the design;
And a few of work in progress. I cut the butt-swoop in the top of the ‘ribs’ on the bandsaw.
I cut the dadoes in the rail to fit the seat supports w/a router, then drilled holes for walnut dowels.
I tried use the best SS screws I had, but the 1st one snapped, and I just couldn’t find a better stainless steel screw.
The legs are made from black locust
-- Mark, Portland, OR - what's for dinner?