Woodsmith Bench

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Project by RibsBrisket4me posted 06-24-2013 01:11 AM 1543 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench I made from some old plans out of Woodsmith magazine. It’s solid oak and very sturdy. The “through tennons” came out nicely as the plans had a easy way to accomplish them. We use this as a coffee table. Minwax stain and wipe on poly for the top.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 06-24-2013 01:16 AM


I think I remember the trick in making those Through tenons… (painless LOL)

Did you make it a little longer?

COOL bench…

It turned out very nice!

It’s nice to see one in a room, etc. to see what it really looks like in use.

Thank you.

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 01:19 AM

Thanks for the kind words Joe. I made it to the exact dimensions in the plan.


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#3 posted 06-24-2013 01:27 AM

Well done!

I seem to remember those “easy” tenons also. However, I doubt they were as easy as they say!!!

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 01:39 AM

Randy, if I can do them, then they are easy! LOL


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#5 posted 06-24-2013 01:53 AM

Very nice work. I really like the finish.

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#7 posted 06-24-2013 02:30 AM

Funny thing is on the pics, the stain on the tennons looks horrible, but in person looking at it right here in my living room, they looks fine. Must be the flash?


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#8 posted 06-24-2013 03:20 AM

Nice lines in the bench. Not a lot of stools or benches on LJ’s

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 07:23 AM

Looking good, oak does make nice furniture pieces. Here’s a bench I made awhile back from fine wood working with some changes.

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#10 posted 06-24-2013 10:59 AM

very nice piece

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#11 posted 06-24-2013 11:56 AM

Looks like you have done a great job on the table Todd, some nice craftsmanship there. Positioned nicely to allow you to put your feet up after a day in the shop.


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#12 posted 06-24-2013 11:57 AM

Gotta luv woodsmith. Nice build

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#13 posted 06-24-2013 04:28 PM

Very nice bench Todd… Thanks for sharing…

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#14 posted 06-24-2013 06:07 PM

A very good looking bench. Making it come out to the exact dimensions as the plans indicates a perfectionist.

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