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Bench for a freind

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Project by Andrew posted 1634 days ago 1174 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench I made for a friend, he is going to paint it himself, so I made it from poplar. It is meant to be a piece for his kids to sit and do crafts, so I felt I had to make it sturdy. The seat is joined with biscuits and the pieces under the seat are held to the seat with sliding dovetails to allow for expansion and contraction of the wood, they are glued only in the middle 2 inches. The legs are all mortise and tenon joinery. All the edges are chamfered for safety sake. All together I am very happy with it, it came together relatively quickly for me, and came out as I had intended. 4 feet long, 11 inches wide, and 19 inches tall.
Thanks for checking it out.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns





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remy97

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#1 posted 1634 days ago

Looks Great man! if you would wanna finish it it would really look good

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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Andrew

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#2 posted 1634 days ago

Finishing is not up to me, he just wants to paint it himself.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#3 posted 1634 days ago

great looking bench… love the details…

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

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jim1953

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#4 posted 1634 days ago

Nice bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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remy97

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#5 posted 1633 days ago

oh O.K., looks great!, hows he going to finish it?

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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Andrew

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#6 posted 1633 days ago

I think he is going to paint it. I just gave it to him, and he loves it. Says his wife wants to see it, maybe he wants more.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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remy97

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#7 posted 1633 days ago

i could see how happy hed be with it. i like to give out decopase signs

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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Skee

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#8 posted 1632 days ago

Excellent work!

-- -- Skee from MN

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Andrew

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#9 posted 1632 days ago

Okay his wife has seen the bench and now wants a matched set.
That makes me happy to hear.
Thanks for all the comments guys.
P.S. he really is going to paint it.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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