Oak Bench

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Project by Patrick Oughton posted 05-03-2012 04:29 AM 1984 views 19 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two-seater bench made for a gallery showing (no one purchased it unfortunately). Frame is American Oak and seats are Walnut. Joint in picture 2 is a three-way finger joint. Finished with 4 coats danish oil.
All joinery was done by hand.

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 07:35 AM

Cool looking bench. Nice tight joints.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 11:15 AM

Great looking bench. I’m surprised it didn’t sell.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 11:43 AM

That bench looks really nice, I love the joinery it looks flawless. I cannot believe it didn’t sell.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 12:00 PM

Neat bench!
I would love to see more of it and description on how you did those joints. How is the top seating area attached?

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 01:10 PM

Sharp looking bench. I really like how you made the joint. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 05-03-2012 04:30 PM

First time I’ve ever seen a 3-way finger joint. Very nice!

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 01:24 AM

Boy I really like that bench! I would also like to add my voice to the list of more details on the 3-way finger joint.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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Patrick Oughton

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 02:03 AM

New picture added of corner joint – originally the fingers were thirds but prototype (also in oak) which is in kids playroom creaks as the weight goes on so strengthen them by making the front rail fingers 1/2 the thickness. Oak Frame is 44mm (or roughly 1 3/4 inch).
Top seating is attached from underneath with screws in slotted holes which were then plugged with oak to coverup.

Thanks for all the comments

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#9 posted 05-04-2012 04:22 AM

great looking bench. i’m also suprised that it did not sell. was it over priced? or what do you think the reason might have been?

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#10 posted 05-04-2012 12:22 PM

It would be a shame to sell it anyway. I hate to see my babies go.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#11 posted 05-04-2012 12:33 PM

Great looking bench,nice design. The finger joints are quite unique.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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jimmy meeker

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#12 posted 02-05-2013 06:27 PM

very very nice i love the way you made all those dado cuts very smart .or was those cuts done by hand

-- jrm123

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Patrick Oughton

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#13 posted 02-06-2013 03:54 AM

all joinery was made by hand

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