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Henry Miller 1940's Nelson Platform inspired redwood bench

36 days ago by Marty Backe | 3 comments »

This is a 15 foot long bench made from redwood. It’s inspired from Henry Miller’s 1940’s Nelson Platform bench. I purchased six ‘select’ redwood 2×6’s from Lowes for ~$60, and milled it into a bunch of 1-3/8”x3/4”x8’ slats. Butt gluing them together, reinforced with dominos, gave me the 16 foot long pieces that I need to make the 15 foot long bench. It was a long process of gluing everything together. I used my tracksaw to cut the bench to final length Handplanes did most of the flattening and surface prep After about 20 hours of work, we have a nice front yard bench th...

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