Mission style bench

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Project by Tooch posted 02-21-2016 12:24 AM 1023 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife told me that the bench at her shop was old & “creeking,” and she wanted to buy a new one. Fortunately for her (and me) I had some legs sitting around from another project that I started, so I decided to just go ahead and build one before she spent any $$$ on another cheap bench from Target.

Made from red oak, the legs feature draw bored Tenon’s (picture 3) and walnut plugs, cut so the face grain would line up with the grain of the legs. The top has mortise and tenon joinery around the frame, as pictured below:

I engraved the logo of her business into the middle slat (picture 4) of thr top and used my new burner to put my own stamp on the inside of the bottom (pic 5). Finished with 3 coats of satin poly.

The best news is that she absolutely loves it! Thanks for looking, comments/questions/suggestions welcome and replied to.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 02-21-2016 12:39 AM

That looks amazing and the attention to detail and craftsmanship is def top notch. Great job buddy. If mama is happy then EVERYBODY is happy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 01:29 AM

Thanks hoss, u sure got that right… Well worth the work to keep her smiling

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 01:59 AM

Great looking bench! Sure beats what you get at the stores—I’m sure she loves it!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 02-21-2016 02:04 AM

Beautiful bench, congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 02-21-2016 04:33 AM

Very nice bench. Clean and crisp looking. Nice work Tooch. Cool work on the stamping too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 02-21-2016 05:15 AM

Nice look.


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#7 posted 02-21-2016 01:21 PM

Good looking bench and very well made .
Love the logo and makers stamp also .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 02-21-2016 06:41 PM

nice job

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#9 posted 02-24-2016 12:05 AM

Super nice, clean, crisp bench.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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