|Project by pintodeluxe||posted 04-13-2014 07:17 AM||2535 views||16 times favorited||21 comments|
Here is my two rail bench, so-named because it has only two long rails instead of the typical 3 or 4 rail configuration. One side of the bench looks light and airy, with minimal visible support. Flip the bench to face the other way and it shows its craftsman nature with cleats passing through the long rail, reminiscent of bungalow rafters. The seats are made from 8/4 white oak planks, with quartersawn figure and plenty of character. The planks are held together with cleats and walnut butterfly inlays. The cleats feature fixed holes near the butterfly inlays, and slotted holes at the outer ends, to allow for wood movement, yet prevent damage to the inlays.
Through tenons and walnut pegs add a finishing touch.
Finish is to be Howard’s Butcher block conditioner for a natural look.
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