LumberJocks

Birds eye maple bench

  • Advertise with us
Project by cstrang posted 1680 days ago 2649 views 15 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this in my Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking course at Holland College. It is made of birds eye maple and curly walnut. The dovetails are cut by hand (boy that was fun lol) it was my first time doing dove tails. The sides are mortise and tennon and the back is held in by dowel joinery. The only mechanical fasteners are the hinges for the top.

UPDATE – The plans for this project can be found at http://www.skillscanada.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=93 scroll down to section 24 (Cabinetmaking) and openS & PS doc1 and S & PS doc2.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.





33 comments so far

View EROCK's profile

EROCK

86 posts in 1687 days


#1 posted 1680 days ago

Great work! I like your choice of wood. The piece has great contrast! The dovetails look nice and tight, bet those were fun!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

View a1Jim's profile (online now)

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2172 days


#2 posted 1680 days ago

Outstanding bench with great woods and super details. Very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View SnowyRiver's profile

SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2075 days


#3 posted 1680 days ago

Very nice. I like the joinery.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1790 days


#4 posted 1680 days ago

Looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View GMman's profile

GMman

3902 posts in 2292 days


#5 posted 1680 days ago

Fine woodworking, I like birds eye maple a little hard to work with but it’s always worth it.

View spud72's profile

spud72

302 posts in 2089 days


#6 posted 1680 days ago

It looks Great! I like the dove tails and the tenon joints. Should get a good grade for this piece of work.

-- Guy,PEI

View BTKS's profile

BTKS

1967 posts in 2059 days


#7 posted 1680 days ago

Great look and even better execution. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2268 days


#8 posted 1680 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View OregonBurls's profile

OregonBurls

576 posts in 1743 days


#9 posted 1680 days ago

Like it a lot!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1710 days


#10 posted 1680 days ago

like it excellent woodcontrast nice design keep it coming let us see more

Dennis

View Dennis Zongker's profile (online now)

Dennis Zongker

2402 posts in 2187 days


#11 posted 1680 days ago

Very Nice!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2755 days


#12 posted 1680 days ago

this is an extraordinary bench!!! Beautiful lines colour, joinery!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View Rj's profile

Rj

1047 posts in 2226 days


#13 posted 1680 days ago

Now this is one classy bench!! I really like the wood combinations you used and the jointery is superb.

Great Job!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

View ryno101's profile

ryno101

376 posts in 2259 days


#14 posted 1680 days ago

Gorgeous bench! Love the choice of woods, maple and walnut are a favorite combo of mine, and being figured adds to the pairing! Excellent design and craftsmanship. Well done!

-- Ryno

View Kent Shepherd's profile

Kent Shepherd

2697 posts in 1881 days


#15 posted 1680 days ago

Fantastic work. You should be proud.

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

showing 1 through 15 of 33 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase