Bench Made out of one 8Ft 2x12 *Sunday Project*

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Project by HairyMoccasins posted 05-15-2011 10:35 PM 8278 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#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!


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#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.

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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