|Project by Lavellewoodworking||posted 04-02-2016 09:27 PM||1138 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
The origins of this bench came from my lovely wife wanting something at the foot of the bed where she could put on and take off her shoes and socks. This is a longer version of that bench. The entire seat comes from the same design concept of my chairs, where the seat slopes back and invites the person to sit all the way back. The front edge is rounded over so it does not dig into the back of the legs. This allows someone to sit for hours on this bench comfortably. The legs are recessed into the seat and were shaped into it allowing for a seamless flow from the handles to the seat. The handles act as a stretcher above the seat as well as allow you something easier to grab onto when moving. I used Walnut plugs to cover the screws in the legs since, on this particular bench, I did not want the plugs to stand out. This particular bench is 78” long x just over 13” in depth x and 19” high at the top of the seat and 23” tall at the handles. The seat was carved from 8/4 Walnut with a carving attachment on the angle grinder, a sanding attachment on the grinder, and the ROS going from 40 grit to 320. The entire bench is finished with four coats of a custom oil blend followed by two more coats of an oil wax that is rubbed in.
-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND www.lavellewoodworkingstudio.com