|Project by wlhutch||posted 07-14-2009 12:43 PM||8765 views||6 times favorited||23 comments|
What caught my eye about this bench was how the crest rail cascades off the middle arch to the open arms. The design elements are formal with a bit of whimsy resulting in the Lutyens bench being an enduring classic. It’s a very inviting experience; friends walking by- just have to stop a moment and enjoy a sit.
I built this bench from an article in FWW. You may notice in the following photos that there are two benches shown. The first was a prototype used to work out design and joinery issues. The painted one was bench 2, where the back arch was lowered, stretcher narrowed and back slats attached differently. One inch rods were used for the arm rests.
I used slow set epoxy (30min) for the adhesive and from the prototype, I learned to complete the whole back piece first (crest/seat rails & legs) before final glue up.
Thanks for looking.