As promised here are a few more pictures..
First up the beech after planing:
My car does not have a huge amount of room for carting around lumber and putting this stuff on the roofbars was out of the question so I had to roughly dimension the stock before carting it to college. I used my framesaw I ordered from Europe last year. It has a Japanese turbo-cut blade. I was really impressed with the speed with which this saw cross-cut the wood..
I also have more traditional western cross and rip cut blades which work ok but the Japanese blade is a cut above (excuse the pun). One advantage to the framesaw is that the Japanese blade can be used as a western style push saw which suits me fine.
Here is a closeup of the beech:
And here is the leftover wood.
I reckon I’ll get some drawers to fit under the bench out of this lot.
Now on to the design:
Here is a picture taken from sketchup for those who don’t have sketchup:
And here is a link to my plans in sketchup..
Let me know if this doesn’t work as it’s the first time I’ve shared a sketchup file.
Next step is to dimension the stock to length and start marking out the mortises and tenons.