Trestle bench

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Project by DMC1903 posted 403 days ago 2108 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is another project finished up and ready for the guest room
The wood is Alder, wth GF gel stain and some Arm-a-seal.
It was a fun project, however I did learn some hard lessons on through mortise and tenons.

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#1 posted 403 days ago

Cool I like it.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 403 days ago

Nice bench, I like the beefy lumber. What kinds of challenges did you run into with the joinery?

-- John, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 403 days ago

Great project congratulations!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 403 days ago

real nice job

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#5 posted 403 days ago

Very nice!! Like the design and joinery.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 403 days ago

Great looking bench! I like the wedged tenons you did on the end of the stretcher. I’m sure your overnight guests will appreciate having a nice bench!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 402 days ago

Thanks for the complements!
The issues I had wth the through Tenons was, I had my ear plugs in and could not here the change in tone when the wedges bottomed out. So I have a small split in the stretcher, it doesn’t effect the structural integrity.

This was a prototype and the next bench will have a few changes

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#8 posted 400 days ago

Looks great and sturdy, like the design and the joinery. The finish is amazing.

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#9 posted 376 days ago

Hi Doug! Your bench turned out great! It’s really nice. Well done.

-- Chris

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#10 posted 359 days ago

Hey that looks really nice! I may be “borrowing” some ideas from this one!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#11 posted 359 days ago

Thanks for the complements, it was a fun project.

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#12 posted 184 days ago

I know this is an old post, but I just found it. I really like this design and think I will have to have a go at something like it. Thanks for sharing!

-- Chris, , Proverbs 16:9

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