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Rustic Bench for Country Kitchen Table

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Project by George posted 1756 days ago 6496 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bench to match a Harvest Farm Table that I built in the winter. I tend to build Time worn rustic furniture that fits into the old farm lifestyle. I have a local mill near me that cuts the lumber with a mill from the late 1800’s and i just can’t seem to get myself to plan or sand off those beutiful saw marks they have become my trade mark for 80% of the building I do. yes my rooster Vern always seems to find his way into the photos.





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1756 days ago

Nice bench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1756 days ago

I really like your rustic furiture so fun and charming. My regaurds to Vern

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#3 posted 1756 days ago

Great looking bench. Nice job and a rutstic view.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 1755 days ago

hmm a rooster rooster….nice work ..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 1652 days ago

Very nice bench. I just finished a farm table and wanted to build a bench just like yours to go with it. A co-worker mentioned he has a “store-bought” farm table with a bench. He mentioned a problem with the bench falling over to the point where it broke his neices’ foot.

I was thinking of tapering the legs out so they are wider than the bench but they may be in the way as folks are sliding in on the bench when it is at the table. The primary use is for grandchildren so I sure don’t want them getting hurt.

It’s hard to tell from the photo but are the legs straight on your bench?

Thanks

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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George

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#6 posted 1652 days ago

Ron

The legs are perpendicular to the seat. But the legs are tapered from the floor to the seat. the base of the legs are equal to the seat width. hope that answers your question.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1652 days ago

Nice bench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Beeguy

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#8 posted 1650 days ago

Thanks for the reply George. You really do some nice work. I like the rustic look.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#9 posted 1103 days ago

nice

-- al.chazy ny

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#10 posted 656 days ago

Great look and proportions. I am looking for a style to copy, this is in the top 10 for me

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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