|Project by Terdy||posted 01-31-2007 05:51 PM||2708 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
This is an Asian inspired bench constructed of American Cherry and Peruvian Walnut. I set out to design a piece that would incorportate both Asian and Arts and Crafts elements. I think this piece is a nice marriage of both.
The bench has coppered legs that are attached to the bench top with through wedged mortise and tenon joinery. The gracefully curving stretcher is hand-carved to provide textural interest and visual appeal. The stretcher is joined with through wedged mortise and tenon as well.
The bench top is contrusted of 5/4 cherry that has hand-shaped edges. The detail on bench center is the Asian symbol for Welcome. This was relief-carved and textured to add interest to the overall piece design.