|Project by Doug||posted 07-16-2014 10:17 PM||1042 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I always wanted to try my hand at this Lutyen’s bench ever since I first show it decades ago on the New Yankee Workshop. I finally found an article printed in Fine Woodworking about this bench. There were a few dimensions given , enough to understand the proportions. Having no plans , just being to cheap to buy any I went with the photos I had and using ratios I was able to make a reasonably close rendition of this design. I did not use teak as Norm had in his, again way to expensive, so I used cedar and the little cypress I had left over. I used pressure treated yellow pine for the legs as they were actually in contact with the ground. I. Finished it with a cabot white stain. Water based.
This was a joint challenge as I used mortise and tenon, biscuit and dowel joints where they could be best utilized and fabricated. A total fun project for me. I felt like I accomplished something to cross off my bucket list. So try something challenging for yourself!
-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood