|Project by dylanbartlett||posted 03-05-2013 08:18 PM||1184 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is my second attempt at a bench with a woven danish cord seat. It is one of my first attempts at furniture design.
The bench is made of mahogany with macassar ebony armrests and finished with tung oil. All joints are mortise and tenon.
Aside from the front and rear support rails all the pieces were shaped from 4 foot lengths of 1.5” x 1.5” mahogany that my father had lying around the basement for some time. Squaring them proved somewhat difficult and the back right leg still has a slight twist that presented a number of problems throughout the assembly process. As the bench is a prototype of sorts, and having very little mahogany stock to work with from the outset while also wanting to maintain maximal dimensions for aesthetic purpose, I was willing to work around this slight twist and was eventually able to make it come together.
As usual, right before glue up I dropped one of the legs and, also as usual, it crashed to the one part of the floor without matting and, again as usual, it hit on the one part of the leg most likely to leave a noticeable chip. Thanks Murphy.
Thanks for looking