|Project by lobro4||posted 06-15-2010 04:59 AM||3189 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Sometimes a return to a less complex project is just the elixir one needs. I had never made anything from walnut before and this project struck me as the perfect opportunity. Besides, I can always use all the practice on mortise and tenon joinery I can get! I also like the mixed media of the project. You can find the plans at Plans Now.
There were plenty of geometrical challenge as the mortises made each piece a mirror image of its mate. Whew. Lots of chances to make a mistake.
I made one minor adjustment in the assembly instructions. The plans call for assembling the seat frame first, applying the webbing and then putting that into the leg assemblies. I worried that the seat assembly could come up off square or worse yet off size and not fit into the leg assemblies. To account for this, I moved the end bars in just a little to give me room to weave the warp with the entire bench assembled.
A fun project that is looking for a home. Front door… vanity… bedroom?
Wood: Walnut sanded to 220. Finish: Oiled with 1 part Mineral Spirits to 2 parts BLO. Top coat: Three quick coats Watco Brush-On Lacquer. Sanded after 12 hours of drying and then one last thinned coat.
Thanks for looking.
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