|Project by jakeprater||posted 08-09-2014 08:31 PM||1150 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Just finished yesterday, a mission style (I think) bench. My wife wants a new dining table and chairs similar to one posted here by Pintodelux (as I recall it was by Willie Landry Designs), but she also wanted a bench to go with it. Before I just did into chair making, I figured I would do some skill development by making this bench.
I built it out of Southern yellow Pine, laminated the top out of four pieces ripped from 2×12’s. I also had to laminate the legs and mill the small spindles. The top is 13” wide and just shy of 72” long. I was able to feed the whole thing through my DW735 planer, with minimal snipe. I used standard mortise and tenon for the leg sets, but due to a (ahem) minor miscalculation, I had to use lose tenons for the stringers. We’ll see how they hold up.
I finished it with Cabot’s natural strain, then topped it with three coats of polycrilic, sanding between coats, and finish sanded to a satin sheen.
-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???