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Project by Manitario posted 512 days ago 1821 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bench #2 of my ongoing task to build seats for my elm slab table (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78137). I decided on benches because a)they’re easier to build than a bunch of chairs and b)it fits with the rustic character of the table. Unlike my last bench (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79880) my wife wanted this bench to have a back on it. The slab I used had a taper to it which would make it uncomfortable to have a back on the narrow end. I contemplated cutting the slab in half and just having a back on the wide section, but after playing around with a few different ideas (and some inspiration from Nakashima) I came up with what you see.
Slab and base is elm, slats are cherry and tenon wedges are walnut. Finished with 6 coats of Minwax “Tung” oil.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil





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Don W

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#1 posted 512 days ago

its a beautiful set Rob!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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camps764

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#2 posted 512 days ago

wow! This is super impressive.

I love the design.

What I am most impressed with is how clean all of your execution is! All of the lines are sharp, square, and…well…look just too darn perfect!

Thanks for posting a project that gives me an ideal to strive for!

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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#3 posted 512 days ago

Your finish on all of these is outstanding. They looks silky smooth and I want to take a nap on it!

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Manitario

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#4 posted 512 days ago

Thanks guys! It’s nice to be finally done it and have the space in my shop free again.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 512 days ago

great looking bench. The through tenon detail is very nice. I like how you made the back . Quite a smart looking design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 512 days ago

Sheee Zammm that looks great Rob.

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david38

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#7 posted 512 days ago

nice looking i am building one like it.

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#8 posted 512 days ago

Amazing work man! I love it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 512 days ago

Great looking bench! Definitely has a George Nakashima look to it, especially the backrest.

-- Dean

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#10 posted 512 days ago

That will yours in every way for the rest of your life. Neat deal.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 512 days ago

What a unique (and way cool) design! I love it. Your joinery is very impressive as is the finish. And that is another great looking elm slab. George Nakashima would be proud of you. Added to my favorites!Edit: A question occurred to me: if someone leans back, does it want to tip over backwards?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Philip

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#12 posted 512 days ago

I love it. The wood looks amazing and the joinery is awesome.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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David Regan

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#13 posted 512 days ago

This looks fantastic. Nice work.

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#14 posted 512 days ago

Awesome work mate!!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 510 days ago

What a beauty! Great wood, design and joinery, very clean lines and the finish is amazing. Excellent build!

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