Arts & Crafts Style Bench

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Project by AandCstyle posted 05-26-2016 10:58 PM 1361 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoyed making this simple, little bench after completing some more complex, larger projects recently. It was a refreshing change. The bench is qswo and measures 38” wide by 17’ high by 16” deep. The finish is Jeff Jewitt’s Stickley sample 6 to match the coat rack which LOML bought at a going out of business sale. She upholstered the cushion.

Thanks for looking and for any comments.

-- Art

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 11:21 PM

You’ve done nice job on the bench Art. I know what you mean about taking on a simpler project after several complicated ones. Kinda relaxing.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 11:24 PM

Art, as usual, beautifully executed and finished. I know you said it was simple, but I’m sure I’d find a way to make it difficult LOL Again, nice work!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 11:27 PM

That’s a great looking A&C bench! You got the ray fleck to pop nicely, and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enjoyment from it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 05-26-2016 11:40 PM

I like it a lot! I have a spot for one just like it! Do you ship for free?? Will it be delivered by a drone??
Great work by a true craftsman!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#5 posted 05-27-2016 01:34 AM

I like the way you made the rays pop on the oak.

-- Scott

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#6 posted 05-27-2016 12:37 PM

Wow, nice coat rack. :D

Seriously, very nice job on the bench. Nice that you also upholstered the piece.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#7 posted 05-27-2016 12:47 PM

You did Great work on a beautiful A/C bench, congratulations, a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 05-27-2016 01:42 PM

Ha! I have the same area rug. Nice bench. Good to see you’re not just laying around on the sofa…;)

Now when are you going to start that blog about your bow-arm Morris chair? Hint, hint…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#9 posted 05-27-2016 01:53 PM

nice work

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#10 posted 05-27-2016 04:42 PM

Another fine piece Art!

When you mortice for your slats do you cut individual holes or do you use the “groove the rail and fill with spacers” trick?

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#11 posted 05-27-2016 08:01 PM

Great piece Art.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 05-27-2016 11:15 PM

I thank everyone for the kind comments.

Bill, I have seen your work with hand tools. This would be a piece of cake for you with electrons.

Steve, please take it down a notch, you’re embarrassing me. :D

Captain, obviously, you have good taste. haha I have already blogged on that construction process, so nothing forthcoming in the foreseeable future. However, I am always happy to answer any questions you might have while you build your chair!

Splinter, the spindles were 3/4” by 3/4” so I drilled 3/8” holes in the rails with the drill press. Then I drilled the holes in the spindles with a dowel jig. I have never tried the hidden groove method.

-- Art

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