|Project by Phil B.||posted 12-20-2014 04:39 PM||921 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
My wife wanted some sort of bench in the new bathroom, and a buddy had given my a sample 3’ section of old 1950’s church pews from a demolition he was doing. The pew ends were just glued up 3/4” stock, but the back had a 12” wide panel of elm.
I cut the 3’ section in half, trimmed off the raised back section and glued up the pieces to form a curved top.
I had a rough 4’ x 6” piece of walnut in the shop for 30 years, from my Dad who had used some of it 20 years before that ! I bread board edged the top with 1” of walnut, then used the rest on the leg ends with the 12” elm tapered on both sides. The balance was cut into 1” strips to form the shelf and leg support under the bench. No fancy mortise and tenons, just screws and plugs.