Walnut, Cherry Children Bench

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Project by fineamerican posted 08-21-2010 10:52 PM 1869 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench was designed in sketch up after I was half way through with it. I made various legs; but until I sketched something out I was stuck. I cut all of the joinery by hand. The wood was already machined for the most part and left over pieces from a table from last year. The top was once four tapered legs from a old project, and the Cherry strips for fun.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 08-21-2010 11:46 PM

real nice! the joinery looks fantastic, as do the proportions

any pictures of the top?

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#2 posted 08-21-2010 11:52 PM

Very unique. I like the fact it is a blind dovetail. That must have taken some time to carve out. Truly a craftsman – very nice job.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#3 posted 08-22-2010 12:14 AM

Wonderful project, nice to see something different being used. That is one reason I am an addict to LJ. I see so many things I have never seen and am continually amazed and inspired. I have a question, what holds the dovetail in place? Just glue or is there a hidden dowel somewheres?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 08-22-2010 01:24 AM

A beautiful bench indeed! The joinery really makes it pop!

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#5 posted 08-22-2010 03:10 AM

I really like how the whimsical dovetail gives it a playful look.

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