|Project by captferd||posted 04-08-2013 11:08 AM||16865 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a bench that I built to fit in a bay window. At first the owners idea was to run 2×4s along the outside wall for the back of the top to rest on. After thinking about expansion and contraction and the fact that this is a very nice house I just couldn’t bring myself to doing it that way. Good thing I didn’t. I took the measurements in Feb and installed it First week of April. The length across the front went from 88” to 86 3/4”. Something would have cracked I’m sure. I recognized the finish of his woodwork so the finish was an easy match. The top sheet gets covered to match the kitchen stools and chairs.
I taped off the dimension’s on the floor And built the frame to its size
Built oak panels to cover the front. This is a pinnacle coping sled I use to help make the end cuts on the stiles.
The top and end panels were oversize and cut to fit at the job site.
Just waiting for the top to get upholstered. Will post
Completed with new cushion.
I later built a table to fill the space in front of. You can follow the link to that project.