|Project by EPICwoodwork||posted 05-14-2011 06:38 PM||1701 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This is a bench made for a dinner table. It is solid hickory.
The legs are three 1X’s laminated together. This was my first time making tapered legs, and it ended up being more difficult than I thought. I thought I would be able to jig something up for the table saw to make the tapers, but then I realized I would have to extend my table and slide. That is a project I willl have to see about in the future. In the meantime, I was able to get the legs uniformly tapered using my bandsaw.
The local lumber store didn’t carry 1X12’s in hickory, so I used biscuits to join two 1X6’s for the bench seat. The bread board ends are doweled and glued. I sanded all the visible surfaces down to 220 grit. I’m very happy with the way it turned out. It easily holds the weight of my two kids (pictured) and I.
-- Royce, Iowa