Indian Teak Finger Joint/Mortise and Tenon Bench

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Project by benthecreator posted 01-05-2015 01:03 AM 4018 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench was made in teak I acquired during my stay in Kolkata, India. I made it all using hand tools, no nails and no screws, just traditional joinery as a gift for my friend. Him and his future wife really liked it. I had a joy making it with the tools I could find around here in the market and it’s my first project made only with hand tools. The bottom section connects to the top with a finger joint so you can see the end grain through the top, and the bottom stretcher connects to the sides by using a through mortise to showcase the joinery again. My inspiration for the design was taken from a similar bench made by Jimmy Diresta. Excited to be posting more past and future projects to this forum.

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#1 posted 01-05-2015 01:23 AM

That’s a great looking piece of wood. Hope it’s dry.

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 01:54 AM

Very nice!!

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