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Forum topic by Dan Hux posted 07-27-2009 08:46 PM 1006 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Hux

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07-27-2009 08:46 PM

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Hi,
can someone tell me what size lumber this bench is made from. I’d like to make a bench like it, but don’t have enough experience to tell what this is made from ie: 1×4, 1×6, 2×4,2×6. I think it would look great with walnut legs and support beams, with maple arms, seat slats and back slats.

thanks in advance.
dan

this link has the bench..

http://www.grandinroad.com/jump.jsp?item=24220&maincatcode=null&subcatcode=null&itemID=19664&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C434%2C4755&iProductID=19664

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com


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#1 posted 07-27-2009 08:48 PM

which bench are you referring to? if you tried to put a picture into the post – it didn’t work. is there a link to the bench you are questioning about? or a picture of it?

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 09:10 PM

Looks like 0/4 to me.

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 11:34 PM

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 11:38 PM

looks like 5/4 mostly (~1 1/8”” thick in it’s final size)

Edit… or maybe 6/4

my suggestion for you is, roughly design the piece, and then on paper, try it both with 6/4 and 5/4 and see which one looks better… but this is the approximate size of the lumber roughly.

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 11:52 PM

The overall measurements are given in the description.
Estimate the seat height to be 18”.
The board widths appear to be a generous 1” thick.

I zoomed in and used a caliper to take measurements, then calculated the ratios.
Allow for perspective.

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 12:29 AM

thanks folks,,good info..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 01:30 AM

I would think 5/4 for the thickness of the leg. Probably 4” wide at the bottom

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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