|Project by bfd||posted 1362 days ago||4170 views||14 times favorited||18 comments|
Here is my latest commission. I wish I could take credit for the design but I cannot. My client saw a bench in a store when they were traveling and took some pictures and noted dimensions. Upon returning home they contacted me to build them this bench to go at the end of their bed in a guest bedroom. The original was made of wenge & bubinga but they didn’t think the bubinga would go with the rest of the room’s decor so I suggested walnut. The soft caramel color of the walnut plays off the rich espresso color of the wenge very nicely in my opinion. I have always wanted to work with wenge and this was my first time working with it. The design is extremely simple. The legs are mortise and tenoned into the top and the stretcher is mortised and tenoned into the legs. The wenge is framed out in walnut and the there is a slight curve at each end. Shopping for the wenge was fun. Locally there was none around at the size I needed so I ended up going to the Bay Area and found this beautiful 8/4 thick slab. You can see my chalk marks where I planned my cuts.
It measured 13-1/2”d x 96”w and weighed a ton!!!
Finished with 1-coat tung oil to pop the grain 3 coats of hand rubbed poly and wax
Dimensions 11-1/2”d x 49-1/2”w x 17-1/2”h
-- Brian, Folsom, CA http://www.brianfullerdesigns.com