Timber framed bench

  • Advertise with us
Project by TheBrokeYoke posted 158 days ago 1382 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Timber framed bench
Timber framed bench No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

I learned to timber frame a few years ago when I was part of a crew that built a Memorial Chime Tower at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. I was able to rescue some scraps of beautiful larch timber, and made this bench for my kids. Its a beast, but it mimics some of the lines of the tower, and has no fasteners other than wooden pegs.

-- Greg, from the Broke Yoke workshop

8 comments so far

View swirt's profile


1937 posts in 1598 days

#1 posted 158 days ago

Really nice. Could’t be more solid if it was a giant stump. That could last a lifetime. The catch will be when the kids outgrow it, will you keep it as a sawbench for yourself, or set it aside for your kids to give to their kids? :) It will last forever either way.

-- Galootish log blog,

View dusty2's profile


312 posts in 2056 days

#2 posted 158 days ago

I’d sure like to have a sketchup drawing of this.

How tall is it?

How wide is it?

How long is it?

How thick is the seat?

-- Making Sawdust Safely

View DeLayne Peck's profile

DeLayne Peck

342 posts in 828 days

#3 posted 158 days ago

Gorgeous work. That will be passed down for generations.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

View Woodwrecker's profile


3582 posts in 2202 days

#4 posted 158 days ago

Really cool !
And welcome to Lumberjocks !

-- Having fun...Eric

View Thewoodman2000's profile


539 posts in 597 days

#5 posted 158 days ago

Nice solid piece of work! I am sure it will be fought over later on in life. Better start on more one for each kid.
I don’t see a finish are you going to finish it?

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

View greg48's profile


276 posts in 1384 days

#6 posted 158 days ago

Wow, that looks like it could sub for an anvil.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

3872 posts in 1007 days

#7 posted 157 days ago

Beefy little bench with nice design work.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

View CharlesS's profile


16 posts in 214 days

#8 posted 155 days ago

Looks a little wobbly… ;^p
Joking aside, Great looking, sturdy workhorse. Got plans or measurements? I would love to recreate this.

-- Greetz from Germany, Charles - Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool!! {borrowed from BRKH;)}

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase