LVL Bench

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Project by tomb8 posted 10-06-2017 11:08 AM 890 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the outside salesmen brought me some 1-3/4×16” Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and I made this bench for my Engineered Sales Rep who has taught me A Lot about sizing Beams and Joist for residential buildings. The mitered corner is glued and held in place by 3 – 3/8” dowels perpendicular to the joint on each side.
BWT I’m old enough to be my rep’s father, but he is One Smart Guy.

-- TomB

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 12:00 PM

Nice clean lines on that bench!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 01:45 PM

I love this design. Very cool.

-- PaulMayer,

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 03:18 PM

Very cool design.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#4 posted 10-06-2017 03:50 PM

This is a beautiful and very creative 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 10-07-2017 09:36 PM

Nice looking bench. I’ve got some LVL pieces lying around and this would be a good use for them.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 10-07-2017 10:16 PM

Peter, I cut my joints with a skill saw! a 12” radial arm would most probably make life easier.

-- TomB

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