Walnut Entry Seat

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Project by senomozi posted 03-01-2010 09:44 PM 2535 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple black walnut and maple entryway seat sized to fit in the available space. All solid wood construction except for the seat bottom, which is walnut veneer plywood. It will eventually be covered by a cushion the customer will make herself. Rails and legs are connected using 3/8” thick floating tenon joinery cut with the help of my new Mortise Pal. All the pieces in the stretcher assembly (1” wide x 5/8” thick pieces) are connected using 3/8” dowels. The dowel holes were cut using the Mortise Pal with the dowelling template. The maple end caps on the legs are 1/4” thick, cut from stock that had straight grain and glued so the grain runs diagonally (or towards the center of the seat if you wish) on all four corners. The ends caps were glued oversized, then trim to fit using hand tools. The maple bead detail under the rails were shaped using 1/3 of a triple bead bit. For safety reasons I routed the 1/4” diameter bead on oversized stock then ripped free the bead, then glued and nailed it to the rails after the seat had been assembled. Overall dimensions are 18” high x 22” wide x 14” deep. Finish is polymerized tung oil.

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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Matthew T. Smith

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 10:17 PM

Nicely done Senomozi- and congrats on winning the hockey game….the walnut is beautiful, hope your maple end caps stay put, as she ages this will be a difficult line and edge to hold against the end grain, enjoyed parousing your gallery of work, thanks, Matthew

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 10:41 PM

The maple add a nice accent to the walnut.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 11:05 PM

This is an excellent design and excellent workmanship. I agree that the maple accents are a nice touch.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 11:33 PM

looks good

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 01:36 AM

Brian wrote: “What are you using for CAD?”

I use Sketchup. If anyone wants the .skp file for this project send me a message I will send it to you.

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 11:37 AM

Great project! Love the contrast…. I have been learing sketchup as well. Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-02-2010 03:34 PM

Nice project. The wood combination and placement really make it for me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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