Hall Bench

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Project by akstudio posted 08-20-2009 03:16 AM 1539 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hall bench made from Mahogany and features hand painted Ginkgo leaves on the front rail. The legs and arms are all shaped by hand using a custom made compass plane and chair scrape. The overall form was derived from the silhouette of a Tori gate at sunset.

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 05:31 AM

wonderful bench clean smooth lines well done.

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 05:42 AM

very nice bench. cool design

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 11:29 AM

I like this very much. The painting is a great touch. Did you paint it yourself ? Welcome to lumberjocks !

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 12:16 PM

Nice looking bench.

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 01:54 PM

I like this. You have a great appreciation for detail. The upholstery seems perfect and the little ‘cloud lift’ at the front bar tenon is beautiful.


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#6 posted 08-20-2009 02:39 PM

elegant! simplicity strongly stated.

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#7 posted 08-20-2009 03:47 PM

Well done! I repeat my friend Charles, Simple and elegant. Very nice proportions. the leaves are a great touch

you have a very good eye

thanks for sharing this with us


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#8 posted 08-21-2009 02:05 AM

Art at it’s finest. What type of joints do you have between legs & cross-rail?

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#9 posted 08-21-2009 03:20 AM

Great lines, awesomely done!

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#10 posted 08-21-2009 04:51 AM

Thanks everyone. It means a lot to hear your thoughts. The painting was done by a very talented friend of mine. The joinery for the leg/aprons are traditional mortise and tenon. Thanks again.

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