Trestle bench

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Project by DMC1903 posted 03-09-2013 05:02 AM 3480 views 10 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 03-09-2013 05:42 AM

Cool I like it.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 06:09 AM

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 03-09-2013 01:27 PM

Great project congratulations!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 02:43 PM

real nice job

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 02:50 PM

Very nice!! Like the design and joinery.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 08:36 PM

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 -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 12:56 AM

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 03-12-2013 02:21 PM

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

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 02:56 PM

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

-- Chris Wilder, Santa Cruz CA

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#10 posted 04-22-2013 08:01 PM

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

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#11 posted 04-22-2013 08:38 PM

Thanks for the complements, it was a fun project.

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#12 posted 10-14-2013 01:20 AM

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, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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