|Project by Todd A. Clippinger||posted 04-10-2007 04:07 PM||9287 views||14 times favorited||24 comments|
I just completed and delivered this bench, it was a local commission.
This is the nicest one I have made so far. I made it out of curly cherry, which I hope you can see in the picture, and I used black walnut as the accent wood. In the past I had used maple but the black walnut is rich looking.
I made the previous benches 4’ long and one at 4’6”, but I went to 5’ on this one to satisfy the client’s needs. I made the boxes just a little deeper at her request but maintained a good size without getting too big visually.
I used precatalyzed lacquer as the finish. I have had great results concerning durability for this on furniture but would not recommend it for any kitchen or bath cabinetry.
These benches are not what I really want to be known for. I have a more sophisticated vision of what I want to build, but people really like them and keep buying them. There’s a lesson somewhere in there for me.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com