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Project by Planer63 posted 04-07-2014 03:58 AM 1158 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two benches are made of alder with a dark walnut stain. Through-tenon detail on the legs.
Full bench is 42” x 13” and the half bench is 22” x 13”.

-- ~ Fulfilling a dream amidst the sanding and shavings ~





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 05:45 AM

Nice looking benches.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 06:02 AM

Very nice Nantucket benches. I like them in alder.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 07:24 AM

Very nice! We have one in our living room which is very similar to the full one; it’s over 120 years old. The through tenons are pegged; and the top/seat is hand carved with design is up to about 3/16 deep. I think it was done in New Orleans for my Grandfather.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#4 posted 04-07-2014 08:50 PM

Great work! Great design & execution.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 11:47 PM

Very nice. I like those a lot.

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#6 posted 04-08-2014 12:18 AM

Love how the finish turned out!

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#7 posted 04-08-2014 01:35 AM

Well done! And I truly like how the stain took on the Alder. I really like this style of bench . . . design from the Woodsmith Shop. yes?

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#8 posted 04-08-2014 01:19 PM

Great job!! The alder looks good stained.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 04-08-2014 01:23 PM

These benches are very attractive. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Planer63

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#10 posted 04-08-2014 11:35 PM

Thanks for the thumbs up everyone … a nice, simple bench plan.
NickyP … yes, it was from an older Woodsmith edition … a couple of changes to height and shelf size.

-- ~ Fulfilling a dream amidst the sanding and shavings ~

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#11 posted 04-11-2014 02:27 PM

Beautiful benches! The woods are gorgeous with the stain. Great design, well executed especially the joints. Great job!

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