or Join Now!
I wanted to put together a simple bench out of a 2X12, didn’t use any glue or screws. Its all mortise and tenon joinery. Plan on staining and putting a coat of polly. Total cost $8
home | projects | blog
26 posts in 1852 days
Preview this project card
1966 posts in 2342 days
#1 posted 05-15-2011 10:57 PM
Very cool design!
You might want to think of an upright crosspiece running about halfway down the legs – it would add a TON of stability and if you mortise it like you did the legs it still wouldn’t need glue.
Great job from a 2×12!
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: email@example.com / www.rhoadesclan.com
1587 posts in 2525 days
#2 posted 05-16-2011 01:52 AM
Awesome job i agree with Knotcurser about a crosspiece about halfway down the legs. Eventualy it will become wobely. But it looks nice.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
1820 posts in 2511 days
#3 posted 05-16-2011 03:06 AM
I like to support the top of my benches with two cross pieces next to the top tenons on the legs and one near the bottom, mortised into the legs and a through pin holding it in place. The 3 cross pieces add a lot of strength and stability to a bench. I like your bench a lot.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
568 posts in 2340 days
#4 posted 05-16-2011 04:03 AM
Very nice bench. I like the grain and the thru tenons. I would agree with the first comments on the cross piece
#5 posted 04-03-2012 11:34 PM
A cross piece will give any bench extra support, but I’m afraid this bench will not tolerate any outsiders.
Go to Pulse page »
©2016 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics