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Forum topic by Loren posted 01-31-2014 05:55 AM 1281 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2014 05:55 AM

I saw this picture and the design grabbed me. I’ve not seen this
sort of proportion in a porch bench before and I like it. I think
the table is a separate thing. I like the generous spread of
the bench arms, the cozy high back. Good stuff.

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 09:08 AM

That is a great design. If the arm rests were just a bit lower you could have a table that you can pull up closer to write or eat at without having to lean too far forward which might make things uncomfortable.

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 09:18 AM

After looking again it appears as though the arm rests are designed so that the desk can pull forward unencumbered, but I still think I would like the table to slide over the arm rests as opposed to other way around. However, I’m no Einstein, and I have awkwardly long arms. I want the arm rest lower than the desk top, which is more comfortable for me when writing.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 02:08 PM

It’s just a modified Adirondack chair, I doubt it’s a commercial piece of furniture. Just get an adirondack plan and go at it.

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 02:15 PM

That’s an interesting bench made for an interesting man.

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but world War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Einstein

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 02:24 PM

I think it is just an Adirondack love seat.

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 02:46 PM

The bench is in proportion to Einstein’s mind

-- Bert

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 04:18 PM

The back angle is way more upright than an Adirondack.

What I like about it is the width—you can allow your spine to rest between back splats. Those two features fix my main complaints about this iconic design. Way to do your diligent research, Loren.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 05:35 PM

I used to walk by that house every day (but after Einstein died).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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