Shaker Bench

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Project by ScottT posted 1631 days ago 2588 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter’s dance team needed a bench for their dance studio and she was glad to volunteer me for the job but she helped…i think she might have learned something. Got this plan out of the “old” woodworking mag..Most of the chairs i have made are from ash i really like the wood for applications that require strength and a nice light look

-- Scott, SE Wisconsin

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#1 posted 1631 days ago

Looks great! The grain looks great…Reminds me of some grainy hickory. How long is it btwn legs? I am assuming that you have made something like this before? I am a rookie to bench and chair making so I am just going to ask…Is that strong enough to hold people?

Thanks, I love the grain…makes me want to use some ash!!


-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#2 posted 1631 days ago

Way to go Dad… the girls should be able to tap dance on it as well. thanks for posting.

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Glen Peterson

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#3 posted 1631 days ago

The bench looks great. I haven’t used ash much, but a few weeks ago I saw some 4/4 boards that must have been 25” wide. One of the problems with folks knowing I’m a woodworker is that I get asked to do a lot of favors. I guess we should take such “asks” as compliments.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 1631 days ago


Its not quite 6’ feet so plenty strong. The night i delivered it they had an open house event and within 5 minutes there were 4 adults elbow to elbow on it. I admit for a second i did worry about it but its plenty strong- even sat on the floor to look at deflection and no problem thanks for looking.

-- Scott, SE Wisconsin

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#5 posted 1631 days ago

Thanks for the Info Scott…Good to know!!

Again, I love the grain!!


-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#6 posted 1631 days ago

Very nice job, That wood grain really looks great…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 1631 days ago

They will love it! Nicely done!

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#8 posted 1631 days ago

Great work. Nice clean lines. Good choice of wood too.

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#9 posted 1631 days ago

Nice looking bench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1631 days ago

Really nicely done.

Last night … instead of sleeping … I was flipping through a book of Shaker furniture.

I think I’m hooked :-)

May they have many happy years using that bench!

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 1631 days ago

Pretty awesome if you ask me.

-- Steve, Fayetteville, Ga.

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#12 posted 1631 days ago

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#13 posted 1631 days ago

Great Lookin Bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 1631 days ago

very impressive looking bench…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 1631 days ago

cool bench

-- Custom furniture

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