Set of Shaker Benches

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Project by Todd A. Clippinger posted 03-10-2007 08:22 AM 2849 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here’s the last photos of the Shaker benches. I hope you enjoy them. I don’t mind the sap wood as you can see. It can act as a real accent. I have been bad about getting finish photos of my work before it leaves the shop, and I always deeply regret it.

Once again thanks to Martin for upgrading the capacity for the photos. I wouldn’t have been able to load these. – The really good stuff is coming.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 03-10-2007 08:27 AM

These are very nice and I like the sap wood.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 03-10-2007 08:51 AM

Todd – very nice! I also like the sap wood which adds an interesting accent. Cherry is such beautiful wood. Looking forward to “the really good stuff”!


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#3 posted 03-10-2007 10:07 AM

Very nice!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 03-10-2007 01:04 PM

Keep up the good work!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#5 posted 03-10-2007 01:31 PM

Beautiful cherry, nice benches. Yes Martin has done magic on this site. He’s the man. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 03-10-2007 04:11 PM

very nice. I like the through dovetails on the front of the drawers, nice detail. I can see why people are wanting you to make more of these, every home would be better with one.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 03-10-2007 06:14 PM

A nice design Todd, a bench with drawers. And dovetailed ones at that!

Are these benches for the hallways, or kitchen table area?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 03-10-2007 07:59 PM

The area most people are using these is at the entryway. Scooting a bench in and out at the dinner table would probably cause the drawers to shift out. There’s a thought when designing.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 03-10-2007 08:35 PM

Could put a magnet at the back of the drawer, or figure out a way to engineer a drawer stop. At the table, they’d provide a perfect place for the kids to hide their vegetables!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 03-11-2007 01:01 AM

I think you are right about the magnet. I use rare earth magnets quite frequently.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 07-01-2007 11:03 PM

Just read your message to me so I had to go and look at your work Thumbsup. Didn’t know That there was other craftsmanout here in Montana, but by golly there is. I do know dana and would probably recognize the truck. Maybeone day we can connect and look aour work in person but not to close, I am sure that you could find a few mistakes with my projects. later Stevie-D in Big T.

-- Steven Big Timber Mt.

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#12 posted 07-02-2007 11:57 PM

Superb benches, just exquisite!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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