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Project by PeteS52 posted 02-06-2015 02:02 AM 2350 views 25 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little bench I made for our hallway. It is made out of maple that I recovered from an old broken bunk bed. I wanted to have some kind of arching support for the base. This is what I came up with for a design. This is my first ‘real’ piece of furniture. I learned a lot and I learned that I have a lot left to learn. Thanks for looking. Comments, questions and critiques are always welcome.

Pete





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 02-06-2015 03:48 AM

lovely bench. The arched stretcher is very nice. I also like the tapered support the intersects teh arch.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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McDustmaker

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 05:26 AM

Very nice design. If you made any mistakes I could not locate them. Great job!!!

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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LoganN

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 01:13 PM

this looks great! I love the arch and the support for it!

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woodenwarrior

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 02:03 PM

I really like the lines of your bench. The captured arch really pulls the design together. If you were to make this again, reverse tapered legs would look really neat.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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distrbd

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 02:52 PM

Now that’s one attractive,well designed/solid bench.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 02-06-2015 03:07 PM

Nice looking bench – very pleasing lines from all directions. Well done Pete.

-- Rod - Oregon

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 02-06-2015 03:22 PM

Super nice design and execution, one great looking bench. That arched stretcher looks beautiful.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Julian

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#8 posted 02-06-2015 03:45 PM

Like the arch; great design.

-- Julian

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Marty 529

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#9 posted 02-06-2015 04:04 PM

Very nice. I am also a fan of the arch. Well done.

-- Marty, Ohio

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calisdad

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#10 posted 02-06-2015 04:23 PM

Love it! The arch makes it one solid bench.

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BillyD3152

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#11 posted 02-06-2015 06:33 PM

Nicely done

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 02-06-2015 06:39 PM

This bench looks great and has wonderful lines.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Drew

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#13 posted 02-06-2015 06:45 PM

Very nice!
How much did you splay the legs? I ask because it is a very pleasing angle.

-- TruCraftFurniture.com

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PeteS52

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#14 posted 02-06-2015 11:43 PM

Thank You all for the nice comments.

Drew – the legs are cut with a double bevel at five degrees.

Thanks again.

Pete

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Mean_Dean

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#15 posted 02-07-2015 01:13 AM

That’s a great looking bench—and I too really like the arch! Well done!

-- Dean

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