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This is a Maloof style cherry bench that could be used in an entranceway or foot of a bed.Finish is Minwax’s Antique Oil.
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#1 posted 04-30-2008 11:49 AM
Well . . . .not really.
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#2 posted 04-30-2008 12:50 PM
You did a good job with this bench. It is well designed.
Thanks for the post. I enjoyed looking at this project.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#3 posted 04-30-2008 01:40 PM
Nice job. I love the grain in that cherry.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#4 posted 04-30-2008 02:39 PM
Very nice! I could use one of these.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#5 posted 04-30-2008 02:52 PM
Excellent job, very beautiful.
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#6 posted 04-30-2008 04:25 PM
Sharp looking bench Brian, you do excellent work, I like the way you have left the Maloof joint exposed. I’ve always sculpted it flush but after seeing yours I like it this way.
Keep it up!! and thanks for sharing
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#7 posted 04-30-2008 04:58 PM
Beautiful work Brian !!!
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#8 posted 04-30-2008 06:28 PM
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
I do not understand the Maloof joint. Would you mind showing or telling us about the joinery? I looks to me as though there are sliding dovetail joints involved, but that impression probably reflects more on my lack of knowledge than on the actual joints used.
Thanks, in advance, for any elaboration you might provide.
-- Sola Gratia, John
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#9 posted 04-30-2008 06:42 PM
Hi Brian, fancy seeing you here! The bench turned out great. It’ll look even nicer when that cherry darkens up. Maybe you should start calling this ‘Penning style’?
You should show these nice folks some of your rockers.
-- Alberta, Canada
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#10 posted 04-30-2008 07:51 PM
-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
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#11 posted 04-30-2008 09:21 PM
That’s one great looking bench.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#12 posted 04-30-2008 11:04 PM
Beautiful, would like to see a shot with more detail on the leg to bench joint.
Thanks for sharing.
-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison
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#13 posted 05-01-2008 12:18 AM
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#14 posted 05-01-2008 12:54 AM
Thanks for all the compliments -it’s appreciated.
JohnR» the maloof joint isn’t really all that complicated. There are the corner joint and the side joints and both are more or less done in the same manner. You need to be able to cut a dado and have 2 router bits. A rabbet and a roundover bit.
The photo below shows a rocker seat with 2 legs(1 laying on the seat and 1 on the right). You cut a dado in the side of the seat. Then you route both the top and bottom of the seat with the rabbet bit. I use a 1-1/4 dia rabbet bit.To attach the legs you 1st cut them the width of the rabbeted seat joint. Then you dado the slot on the legs to the width and depth of the tongue on the seat joint.The legs should slide into the seat until they get stopped by the radius left by the rabbeting of the seat.
All you have to do is roundover the section of the legs that will fit into the seat. I use a 5/8” roundover to match the raduis left by the rabbet bit.
Another view from the other side after the legs have been narrowed.
Another view after the leg has been epoxied on and screwed.
Corner joints are done the same but you only have 2 sides to work on.
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#15 posted 05-01-2008 03:43 AM
Beaut job Brian, great joinery work & design.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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