|Project by dbray45||posted 01-06-2014 04:26 PM||1722 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I think I have built 6 or 7 benches up to now, all of them gave me different options. This one will be modified in the future as well, I have no doubt. This bench is special in several ways:
The wood was from a co-worker’s tree. I told him how to have it milled, how to dry it, and I finished the drying process.
It is a beautiful piece of lumber – QS red oak
All of the benches that I have made are higher, great for assembly but not good for using hand tools.
It is very solid and an excellent way to practice mortise and tenon joints in large scale. Since the top is a solid slab of wood, not laminated, I did not use the through dovetail approach.
Thanks for looking.
-- David in Damascus, MD