Timber framed bench

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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

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#1 posted 127 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,

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#2 posted 127 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

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 127 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.

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#4 posted 127 days ago

Really cool !
And welcome to Lumberjocks !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 127 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

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#6 posted 127 days ago

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

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 126 days ago

Beefy little bench with nice design work.

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

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#8 posted 125 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;)}

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