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Project by HeirloomWoodworking posted 04-08-2010 12:52 AM 2819 views 15 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Queen requested an entry bench for her castle, so once again I looked to Lumberjocks for inspiration.

After review of many of your projects, borrowing details from many of them, I created this design.

All parts are fully mortise and tenoned together. Other than mounting of the maple drawer runners, not a single fastener is used in the entire construction, only glue joints.

The drawers are dovetailed aromatic cedar, with a 1/4” plank tongue and groove cedar floor.

The bench is constructed from red oak and saturated wth a custom mix stain (had 2 partial cans in cupboard and mixed them together). Then finished with 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal Gloss and 5 coats of SemiGloss.

It was a nice spring day out this afternoon, so I drug it outside for some natural light in the pictures.

Thanks for letting me share.

Trevor

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking





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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 01:08 AM

very nice bench,,care to share the design? very cool..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 02:18 AM

I think the queen should knight you for this!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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mtkate

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 02:26 AM

Very purty.

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#4 posted 04-08-2010 02:34 AM

Thank you for sharing. Very nice!

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 02:39 AM

Thats a nice entry bench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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woodworm

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 06:41 AM

Great design on dual purpose home furniture – a bench and storage.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 02:54 PM

Nice, would look good in my entrance ;)

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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wchips

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 03:53 PM

Nice bench I like the design .

-- wchips

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Heidi Neely

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#9 posted 04-08-2010 05:40 PM

That definately gets THIS queens approval, so I’m sure YOUR queen was ecstatic!! Beautiful job, and I really respect the fact that you didn’t build it with fasteners….puts it on a whole other level in my book! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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NBeener

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#10 posted 04-08-2010 06:11 PM

Absolutely stunning !!!!

Bravo !!!!

Agreed: you share the design, and this one finds a home on my To-Do list !!!

-- -- Neil

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HeirloomWoodworking

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#11 posted 04-08-2010 06:29 PM

hey gang thank you so much for the kind words! To earn the respect of the members of this community means a great deal to me.

Well…I wish I could share some plans with you…but like most of the projects I build I started with a pile of lumber and engineered it as I went along. Basically it is just a combination of mortise/tenon and rail/stile jointery.

I will say that the biggest challenges were creating the attachement tenons/mortises for the arms, cutting the dadoes into the legs that hold the seat, and the glue up process required lots of well placed clamps to keep it all tight and square.

If time allows I will try and create a simple working drawing with dimensions, and possible take a few more pics to reveal some of the construction details.

Thanks Again
Trev

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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AJJ

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#12 posted 04-09-2010 03:10 AM

Very nice job. I love the custom color. I too am interested in some dimensions.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#13 posted 10-24-2010 12:27 AM

Outstanding work! I really like this piece!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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