Corner Bench

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Project by rrdesigns posted 09-06-2009 05:00 AM 1726 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first bent lamination made using red oak. Create a bending form with holes for the clamps (based on advice from the book by Lon Schleining titled “The Complete Manual of Wood Bending”) to form the curved front. Use the cut off from the jig body for the cauls. Cover all jig parts with tape to help with glue release. I used nine laminations cut on the band saw and then refined in a thickness planer. The accent caps on the legs are lacewood and the leaves are hand carved from beech.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 05:10 AM

hey Beth
This is a a great corner bench and a cool design too. good job.

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 05:23 AM

Perfect use of the space, and super colorful too.
Those flourishes are really nice!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 05:25 AM

A very nice piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 08:20 AM

Great design and well done too! I like the lacewood caps and accents.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 02:43 PM

Very nice little bench Beth, great design. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 09-06-2009 03:22 PM

Very nice.

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#7 posted 09-06-2009 03:32 PM

Great Lookin Bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 03:43 PM

Perfect little stool for that corner. nice details.

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#9 posted 09-06-2009 07:13 PM

Cool piece! Looks great, nice idea and work on that, love the details…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 09-07-2009 02:58 AM

very nice… i never tried bending but after seen this project i might try it .


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#11 posted 09-07-2009 04:43 AM

Paplou, I was worried about the glue-up, but the bending form made it real easy. I’ll definitely do it again. The book on wood bending that I mentioned above was a very helpful teacher.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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