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Bench for my son Kyle

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 05-15-2011 05:06 PM 1153 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bench for my son. The requirements were few: match the width of his bed and make it sturdy. I checked off the first with my tape measure and checked off the second by using 1 3/8” oak butcher block material joined with deep, wide and tight dadoes and tenons. When he could Kyle helped with it.

Picture 1: Completed bench
Picture 2: Showing some of the joinery
Picture 3: Dado and tenon closeup on bench legs
Picture 4: Ready for dry fit
Picture 5: Dadoes on underside of bench top
Picture 6: Glued up and ready to finish





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josh

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 04:42 AM

I love that thick stock. Looks sturdy. Likey likey.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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shoxroxice

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#2 posted 05-17-2011 04:25 PM

Looks really nice. Wish I knew how to do that joinery. :-)

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 05:20 PM

Very nice, I could use this same bench at the foot of our bed, mind if I “borrow” you idea ;-D

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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RussInMichigan

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 05:18 AM

MasterSergeant,
Please borrow my idea, if it actually was my idea. We all learn from each other and I really cannot tell you if what I did with the bench was original or not. So, please help yourself.

My son loves that he can do calisthenics on it.

Enjoy.

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