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Project by Wingstress posted 02-22-2015 11:28 PM 1546 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a simple bench I made from a beautiful piece of walnut. The bench was built for one reason and one reason only. I’m so sick of sitting on the stairs to put my socks on in the morning, so I built a low bench the perfect height for me.

It’s funny, with all the woodworking I do, I never seem to build myself anything. It feels nice to make something that is exactly the way I want it and just for me to use.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





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Earache

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 12:41 AM

Nice! I love the look of the walnut and the simple, elegant design.

-- Eric - Black Hawk, Colorado

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Josh

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 03:05 AM

I am seconding earache’s emotions here.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 03:23 AM

Beautiful build.

Great project.

If you can’t be good to yourself, who will?

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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watermark

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 03:40 AM

Very nice bench! I really like the waterfall joints.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 01:40 PM

So nice. I think I see a couple of braces underneath, but, how’d you join it together, pocket screws and biscuts, or ???

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 02-23-2015 03:04 PM

Fantastic bench! That really shows off the grain of the wood! I love it! I agree with Roger’s question – who did you do the joints? I think I’m going to get around ot making one of these soon and I need ideas!

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TheWeiss

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 03:49 PM

I’d be interested to read about how you jointed this as well.


So nice. I think I see a couple of braces underneath, but, how d you join it together, pocket screws and biscuts, or ???

- Roger


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Wingstress

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#8 posted 03-03-2015 05:24 PM

Thanks everyone. I did end up using supports on the underside. They are simple 90 degree triangles that I found in the scrap bin. Originally I was toying with the idea of having a center support go the length of the bench. Then I was going to use splines accross the miters. Then I was going to use dowel pins. In the end, I wanted this to be a simple project that I could slap together on a Saturday. So the supports are just pocket screwed into the top and leg and also glued down. Simple, but effective. They supports are set back about 2 inches so they are quite unnoticable due to the low height of the bench.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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Roger

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#9 posted 03-04-2015 01:35 PM

Thnx for clearing that up Tom

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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