Enclosed Cherry Raised Panel Bench #2: Just the glue-ups

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 03-08-2013 07:59 PM 1231 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Prepping the wood and parts Part 2 of Enclosed Cherry Raised Panel Bench series Part 3: Raised panels, dry fit and one side glue-up »

After making all the rails and stiles or the entire frame. I temporarily put them together on the bench to get an idea of the sizes of the raised panels. Today I cut and jointed some cherry and glued them all up

Four raised panels on the front and four on the back with two larger ones on the sides.


And the top…

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 08:34 PM

so far so good…..its going to look mighty fine, wait until the cherry starts to darken, i love that look…another fine piece from the dude on the lake…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 02:07 AM

grain of the panels and top look great. you can never have enough clamps
61 degrees in napa ca. today. it just isn’t right for this time of the year. should be a pleasant 47 degrees
nice work craftsman

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 03:15 AM

Yes, This was the cherry I picked up at Rocklers and wrote about it in the forums last week. It was about half the price I can usually find it at. Bought 110 bd/ft.

The clamps I’ve collected over time. I got most of them at great sales or some even miss marked on the price. Like you said never enough clamps and never enough different sizes. I just love the large parallel clamps. I’ve got about 10, wish I had more sometimes.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 03:45 AM

Great looking glue up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 02:26 PM

Looking good, Never enough clamps….LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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