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A Bench for My Ash

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Project by D11RDozer posted 09-27-2014 02:26 AM 1477 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench is based on the design from Russell Jensen’s Fine Woodworking article, Japanese Garden Bench. My wife wanted a bench for our foyer and I really liked this design. To fit the space, I needed to reduce the length by about 14” so I took out two of the back slats and shortened the back panel.

I used ash leftover from when I built my workbench.

The finish is Watco Danish Oil, which is the same finish that is on the workbench. I like the color it imparts and I figured it would be easy to refresh after a few years of use.





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#1 posted 09-27-2014 07:43 AM

Very nicely executed. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to have the Eye of Sauron gazing out at your foyer though. :D

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#2 posted 09-27-2014 01:08 PM

Sweet bench. She should be very happy with that piece!!.
Great detail centering the “eye” on that back board. Shows great planning for the wood you have to work with!!
...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 01:35 PM

Well done! Love the tapered and angled back slats. Elegant!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 12:31 AM

Great looking bench! It sure is a nice addition to your home!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 03-20-2015 03:18 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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