Henry Miller 1940's Nelson Platform inspired redwood bench

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Blog entry by Marty Backe posted 06-16-2014 09:24 AM 3532 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 that will hopefully last many years.

Watch this video for more insight into this bench

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 12:50 AM

The bench turned out great, as did the video! Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 06-17-2014 06:05 PM

Great looking bench.

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 12:56 AM

Great bench, Marty. You must be expecting lots of company! ?.............;-j

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