Furniture School #9: It’s beginning to look a lot like a piano bench!

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Blog entry by TraumaJacques posted 06-11-2009 11:32 PM 2021 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Caught up with the new legs Part 9 of Furniture School series Part 10: I could have sworn I had posted this ...well maby not. Better late than never! »

Well fellow LJ’s this project is beginning to take shape. Last night I glued up the frames and fitted the top. I realised I had enough lumber to make a shelf. So I quickly designed a shelf that could be added after glue up.

bench it is.



The instructor had a Kreg Jig® Master System so I took advantage of it to learn a new skill. After a few test piece I managed to drill holes to secure the shelf after glue up.


I want to cut three slots in the centre piece to add visual interest to the shelf. I am unsure how I will accomplish this yet . My options are to drop it on a router bit ( not my idea of fun) or to set up a dado set and raise the blade into the piece. I think I will go with my second option but have all week to ponder this so I may even come up with another solution.


Thanks for reading

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#1 posted 06-12-2009 01:12 AM

Jacques, this is looking pretty good. It is nice to see you taking full advantage of the resources available to you in the class. The completed bench is going to be an interesting project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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