|Project by Luddite||posted 05-06-2015 10:14 PM||1561 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
This piece was for one of my l ongtime clients. They wanted a Seat/Storage Bench for their master bathroom, this master bath is bigger than my first home, for keeping items they needed.
I found this image——of a bench they thought would be ideal. Of course having to be difficult in the process I changed the mode of construction from biscuits and finishing nails to mortise and tenon with frame paneling.
The clients are in love with Mesquite and this piece was to be no different. The quality of the available wood was far from perfect with shake cracks and numerous grub beetle tunnels. Using a quick setting dyed epoxy I attempted to fill as many of the defects that would affect structural integrity.
Construction was fairly straight forth. The rails, stiles and legs were all joined with mortise and tenon, panels with rabbited edges fitted to dado’s on rails, stiles and legs to be flush on the interior of the piece.
The flooring was made of 3/4 Spanish Cedar spaced a quarter inch apart for air circulation.
A lift out tray was made also of SC.
The lid is attached to the box using Torsion Hinges that will allow the lid to remain in place when opening.
The overall dimensions are 33 length, 18 depth and 20.5 to seat level and 23 to top of legs.
The clients intend on placing a 3” cushion on the lid.
Thanks for looking.
Update: 10 May 2015
Delivered the bench yesterday. Here’s a photo of the finished item.
Looks nice with the cushion in it’s new home.
Outside in the back garden.
-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense