Glider Bench

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Project by bigpops0259 posted 09-20-2008 06:19 PM 2807 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of four Spring/Summer projects I’m completing, to clear out shop for winter work. This project came about as I cleaned the shop after my bed, dresser and armoire projects. It was a lot of the shop scrap, Curly Maple, Cherry and some Walnut from an earlier project. they were glued up to make boards of each, then glued together. Resawed to 5/64 for the basket weaves. I router 1” mortrice slots in to the Walnut frame. the basket weave slats were glued and blocked into the slots. I made my own dowels out of Maple and Cherry, I thought they gave a look of slotted screws. The finish is four coats of Antique Oil. I hope you all like it. It was a Beautiful way to finish off a lot of scrap that would have seen the wood burner.

-- Marty Ohio

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#1 posted 09-20-2008 06:42 PM

very creative. you do awesome work. I’m in a short run myself.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 09-20-2008 06:49 PM

A genuine creation. The better way to save scraps.
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 09-20-2008 07:02 PM

Excellent work!

Could you maybe detail the process of attaching the weaves to the frame. I’m trying to visualize it but not having much luck.



-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#4 posted 09-20-2008 07:17 PM

A terrifically unique creation, & great craftsmanship.

A great use of scrap wood.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 09-20-2008 07:34 PM


Truly amazing and unique pieces. Beautiful use of “scrap” and the woven wood idea is one that I have been playing around with (I have a headboard design that uses woven walnut for the horizontal and 1/2” alum rod for the vertical) but I have never seen it done this way with the weaving consisting of several species. Favorited! The table is also a powerful piece!

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#6 posted 09-20-2008 09:04 PM

Great looking bench.I too would like to know how you attached the weave to the frame.

-- Bill in Mich

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#7 posted 09-20-2008 09:10 PM

Brilliant use of materials, and spectacular results. Thanks for sharing!

-- “I am a soul. I have a body.” Lloyd C. Douglas

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#8 posted 09-20-2008 09:58 PM

Hi Guys,
Thank you for your comments! There was no plans or real idea in the begining. Work throu the project. The mostrises that recieved the weave were routed in with a router table and lot of layout marks, I used a 1/8” bit to start, but most were only 1/2” in max. cut depth. I finished the 1” depth cuts with Roto Zip scroll bit, had to get 1/8” adapter for router. I then had to cut weave material down and glue and tap in slot to lock weave in place. Tight fit but was tappped below walnut frame on back side.

-- Marty Ohio

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#9 posted 09-20-2008 11:02 PM

A skill level I can only hope to some day achieve. A great piece.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#10 posted 09-21-2008 12:22 AM

Another weaving work challange…

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 09-21-2008 12:30 AM

It is beautiful… I am not sure I understand, so the stuff that you sit on is s5/64ths strips of wood? how sturdy is it? I would love to make something like that for a porch swing

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#12 posted 09-21-2008 01:57 AM

Very stury I’m 220 lbs, my wife is 110 lbs 330 total, and it does not seem to affect the operation or seating material. A friend of mine wieghs 290 and I sat on it. So I think it pretty sturdy.

-- Marty Ohio

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#13 posted 09-21-2008 04:44 AM

Marty, wow what a cool idea. Very impressive and creative.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#14 posted 09-21-2008 01:54 PM

You’ve created a family heirloom my friend. Truly beautiful work.

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#15 posted 09-21-2008 01:58 PM

That is really cool looking. One of a kind.

-- Use the fence Luke

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