Tiny Bench

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Project by RPersad posted 984 days ago 1204 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mum likes gardening and she wanted a small bench to sit on when weeding the garden. She gave me the dimensions…9” tall, 18” long and 6” wide (she isn’t very big). Made out of mahogany with pinned mortise and tenon joinery for the four vertical posts, half lap joints for the frame and the top is attached with dowels that are cut then wedged (pic five). I also attached a strip of HDPE under each leg to reduce wear on the wood since it will constantly in wet dirt and grass and stuff. The bench was made about six months ago, and in almost daily use in the garden, so there may be little dings and other inevitable damages that weren’t there when it was made. Finished with satin water borne polyurethane.

-- Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off than it is to cut MORON.

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#1 posted 984 days ago

You do nice work. I like the shape and finish. Looks like it’s holding up too.


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 984 days ago

A very nice and thoughtful gift ,and very well made .

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#3 posted 984 days ago

Nice stool, interesting design.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 984 days ago

It’s a wonderful project. I love the repeat motif. I like the light drawbore pegs. Very nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 983 days ago

Looks great… and built like a tank

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#6 posted 983 days ago

It’s nice and I bet she loves it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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