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Blog series by chrisstef updated 06-07-2011 02:36 AM 3 parts 5089 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Many a mortise, Many a tenon

03-29-2011 03:14 AM by chrisstef | 5 comments »

My latest project is going to be an entry bench with boot rack and two fold up seats with storage underneath modeled after the one seen here http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/entryway-benches/addison-storage-bench-with-cushions/s661093. The lumber will be cypress, the joinery will be mortise and tenon. After careful examination and sketching out the plan i got to work planing and rough cutting the lumber last weekend. With the lumber planed, jointed, and cut to rough length i got...

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Part 2: It FITS (even without a hammer)

04-17-2011 11:33 PM by chrisstef | 6 comments »

Ive had a couple of weeks between posts here due to a small arborist project that i was called in on in the front yard … they were scraggly pines; no wood gloat here. But, in the past couple of weeks Ive completed all the M&T’s and all the other joinery on the entry bench, so this afternoon i was able to give it the dry fit test. Im happy about the way things are shaping up but i know i still have the glue up and the finishing left so im trying not to get too fired up and ru...

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Part 3: Fit and Finshed ... Finally.

06-07-2011 02:36 AM by chrisstef | 7 comments »

Here is the final installment of the build, the finished project. This is a entry bench with slats for shoe storage and a hinged lid with an area for storage under the seats. The lumber is cypress, joinery is mortise and tenon and sliding dovetails for the upper arm rests, the finish is General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, And top coated with 5 coats of semi-golss poly.

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