|Project by jonsprague0000||posted 02-14-2014 04:17 PM||2481 views||14 times favorited||16 comments|
I’m new to woodworking and decided to build a bench as my first real woodworking project. The bench design is based off of Garrett Hacks bench plans and resembles a European Style Cabinet Maker’s Bench.
The project took 6 months and was a great learning experience. The bench is constructed entirely of mortise and tenon joints, dovetails, and breadboards (with the exception of the leg stretchers which are attached with a rod to allow for movement). The bench top is made of 3” Hard Maple.
Hard Maple – Top and base
Beech – Top breadboards
Walnut – Tail Vise
Tigerswood – Pegs
Red Oak – Front drawer
Boiled Linseed Oil / Pratt and Lambert #38 / Mineral Spirit Mix