Hall Bench

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Project by Tony posted 10-27-2008 11:35 PM 2510 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a copy of the Hall bench published in Woodsmith Magazine Vol 29/No.172 with some subtle changes. The material is Finish White Oak – This is quite a rare wood to get some appreciable size boards.

The customer provided me with the whole tree, which was felled in 2005 to make way for his new house, the tree was milled in May of this year and has been air drying in my shop since then.

The Hall stand is made entirely from solid wood, there is no ply or MDF panels like the original, the main panels are resawn and sequence matched to provide continuity. It measures 1800mm high, 985mm wide and 457mm deep. The finish is Polyx oil (3 coats) and Fiddes wax. The fittings are all solid brass.

This part of the project took about 40 hours to complete, not including the redesign. The Hall Chest was designed to match this piece Click for details

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 10-27-2008 11:43 PM

Tony, That turned out really nice. Looks like it is getting put to good use. I like the grain in the oak.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-27-2008 11:50 PM

A relly nice couple of pieces well done my friend and a beautiful little baby too.Bronwen and I will have to be patient til april til our first Grandchild comes into the world.So many thanks for showing regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 10-28-2008 12:03 AM

The Baby is the customer and his mother – No relationship to me!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#4 posted 10-28-2008 12:06 AM

Good job real nice

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#5 posted 10-28-2008 12:58 AM

very nice…I really like this…going in my favorites…for the “future” when I get my skills there…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 10-28-2008 04:16 AM

Very nice hall chest. Great job

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 10-28-2008 04:32 PM

I like design details the grain sequence makes it for me. The oak is beautiful too. it has an interesting grain not something one sees everyday. thanks for sharing these.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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