|Project by ChickenChicken||posted 03-05-2010 05:08 PM||4468 views||18 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a quartersawn oak Stickley-style, keyhole trestle bench, to go along with our genuine Stickely keyhole trestle table. It is “my project” insofar as I was the recipient of the goods. I also helped to design the bench, by copying the dimensions and proportions of our table. But the real craftsman, here, is my uncle Dennis, a forest geneticist in Sault Ste. Marie.
The bench has nice features, like a through tenon that is keyed on either end. Additionally, it has two 12’’ extensions on either side, just like the table. This required more negotiation than anything else—-thickness of the supporting extensions, placement of the legs, etc.
The bench is solid, weighing in at more than 100 lbs. We can fit probably 5 adults on the bench comfortably, 7 with the extensions on. The finish is a coat of Minwax “golden oak” stain, topped with several coats of a bowling-alley finish polyurthane.