Bench for my wife.

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Project by DKV posted 08-12-2012 06:33 PM 1472 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Bench for my wife.
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My wife needed a place to sit while watching tv in the bedroom and a place to put all of the decorative pillows that us guys just don’t see the need for.

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 06:57 PM

Very nice! I like that it has multiple uses. I would probably store folded laundry on it, lol.

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 08:45 PM

great looking bench. I’m with you about the pillows!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 09:36 PM

Very nice job on that bench. It looks great!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 12:46 AM

Your wife has very good taste. It’s beautiful!

-- Janice

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 07:15 PM

Nice job, curious as to how the legs were made and how the bottom shelf is joined to the legs.

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#6 posted 08-13-2012 07:49 PM

Renners, the wife gave me a picture of what she wanted and I made a cardboard template to match as closely as the picture would allow. I milled and glued poplar to make a 3×3 piece of stock. I then copied the template to two adjacent sides of the stock, set my bandsaw table to a 30° and cut on the outside of the template line. I then sanded to the line. I cut a dado approximately 3” from the top so I could insert the bottom of the bench seat in the four corners. I then used dowels to fasten the sides to the 3/4” bottom. There are no dowels between the sides and legs, only glue. The fit is very tight. I used brackets on the inside of the seat for reinforcment. I did the same on the bottom shelf using a dado.

I hope this answers your question. If not try again. I can even take closeups if you like.

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