|Project by JackMoony||posted 01-17-2013 11:07 PM||6119 views||15 times favorited||22 comments|
The “plan” was to finish this bench at Christmas along with all the other stuff, but time ran out. I just finished this yesterday. I can now proudly announce now that I am done with all my Christmas gifts. ;)
This is a 4.5” shaker style bench made in cherry. It is finished with waterlox original, a few coats of wipe-on poly and then buffed-out with a coat of paste wax.
The highlights are that I cut through-tenons in the legs and left them a bit long so they protrude through the top by an 1/8th inch. The bottom stretcher has keys holding the tusked-tenons in place.
To strengthen the bench and prevent any side to side lateral movement, the legs are attached to the rails with a small block glued at each rail. I used pocket holes to attach each block to the leg, and then the block to the top.
This is my second go around with this design. If you’d like to see it in walnut or get links to the sketchup plan click here.
Thanks for looking!
-- Chris Wilder, Santa Cruz CA