Cherry & Maple Bench

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Project by TominTexas posted 08-30-2010 12:42 AM 2131 views 13 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought this might be a good way to introduce myself as a new member of this forum. I’m looking forward to participating in all of the discussions and learning from the resident experts (there appears to be a number of them!)

On to the project recently completed. It’s a bench constructed primarily from cherry with fiddle back maple end panels. The lines of the small bench (about 32” in length and 16” in height) have an asian look. The project combines a number of construction techniques including panel glue up for the top, frame and panel for the ends, mortice/tenon joinery, and several tapered cuts. The finish is Deft oil over a wash coat of Seal Cote Shellac.


-- East Side of Big D

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 12:48 AM

That a beautiful piece, just one thing though please use all six pic. slots we feel cheated not seeing more angles…lol thanks for posting and welcome to LJ’s…BC

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 12:53 AM

Welcome aboard. That’s a real fine piece.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 08-30-2010 01:01 AM

Welcome to the most wonderful place in the world…

Nice bench, great choice of lumber!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#4 posted 08-30-2010 02:48 AM

Welcome to LJ’s nice looking bench.

You might find you like it here

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#5 posted 08-30-2010 03:35 AM

Very elegant piece!

-- Peter, Central VA

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#6 posted 08-30-2010 04:14 AM

Very nice look! Great job.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 08-30-2010 04:44 AM

That’s my kind of project: Love maple and cherry and that asian-inspired look is my favorite. Definitely saving your photos to my collection.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#8 posted 08-30-2010 05:26 AM

The bench looks great. I aspire to be able to do that. Welcome to LJ.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#9 posted 08-30-2010 05:38 AM

Welcome to the Jocks. Real nice look. Love the maple panels. You definitely hit the Asian looks it is truly a beautiful piece.

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#10 posted 08-30-2010 07:03 AM

Very nice! Great wood selection.

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#11 posted 08-30-2010 08:00 AM

Tom, welcome to L J’s and it looks like You are hitting one out of the park on the first swing with this beautiful bench ! Love the wood combo,design and warm looking finish as well. Hope to see some more projects and or shop tour even,once again nice work !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#12 posted 08-30-2010 08:11 AM

Love the design and welcome!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 08-30-2010 12:48 PM

Beautiful bench and design and finish. A+.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 08-30-2010 01:55 PM

This is a great looking bench. Great choice of woods and very pleasing lines.

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#15 posted 08-30-2010 02:08 PM

Now that is one beautiful bench Tom! Welcome to Lumber Jocks….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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