Hall bench with Festool dominos for support

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Project by Lloyd Davies posted 08-02-2009 09:16 AM 1935 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of the first projects I made when I started woodworking about 18 months ago. It’s a hall bench from a plan that I found on the internet somewhere. I modified it a bit. Almost all of it is made from standard sized red oak from Home Depot but with round walnut supports to lift it with at the top. The finish is an oil/varnish mix. As you can see I used Festool dominos that provide support (pics 5 & 6) for the part you sit on, which is a cushion my wife made on 1/2 inch mdf. It’s pretty sturdy. My wife was skeptical about the dominos being able to support the weight of a couple of people sitting on it so I used more than I would have otherwise.

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 03:14 PM

Pretty ambitious for an early project. Very well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 03:26 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 04:35 PM

Great job by you and your wife.

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 05:18 PM

I like the design and use of woods. Has a Roman look to it.

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#5 posted 08-02-2009 07:08 PM

Nice. I wouldn’t have thought to use dominoes in that fashion. Creative

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 06:38 AM

super bench

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