Walnut Bruderhof Bench

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Project by woodcox posted 10-04-2017 04:42 PM 1557 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench for my daughter is inspired by Francis Cape’s book, We Sit Together. I condensed the long bench and altered the boot jack too my liking. A simple form with some screws and dowel wedges make it a classic, robust design. Screw blocks attach the top to the rails and legs. Finished with a wiping varnish recipe and wax. Thank you for looking. Some build pics.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 05:02 PM

Very nice looking bench. It exudes a sense of solidness. The walnut is a great choice of wood.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 05:08 PM

Awesome build. I really like the bench.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 05:09 PM

Very nice and very cute daughter

-- Bert

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#4 posted 10-04-2017 08:17 PM

This is a beautiful bench. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-04-2017 11:30 PM

Thanks fellas! These go together pretty quick inspite of me taking all summer to get this one in the house:)

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 10-05-2017 12:43 AM

That’s a really interesting design. I totally love the walnut. The results are stunning and your daughter enjoying it is delightful.

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#7 posted 10-05-2017 01:00 AM

Beautiful bench. Great wood and a nice design.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 10-05-2017 02:28 AM

I like the “comfort” look, it looks comfortable to sit on or just look at.
The walnut helps make it feel warm.
Nice work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 10-05-2017 08:06 AM

Beautifully done, and it’s nice to see the selection of hand tools in use. Hope that she loves it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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