Mud Room Bench

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Project by jcwalleye posted 07-19-2015 02:46 AM 1453 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted many projects of late, but be assured I’m getting plenty of shop time. Here is a mud room bench I completed this spring for a friend.

It is made from Red Oak left over from a mansion rehab in Bozeman. The friend I built it for scored a lot of essentially free oak trim. Government job of course. Here is a pic of the material milled to rough dimensions, some sides still sporting the original staining.

The piece had some, new to me joinery.

The leg was joined to the hand rail with a wedged tenon.

The bottom front and back rails and the back rest were joined to the legs with wedged tenons. It’s easier to see the wedges here, which were walnut.

And because the side rails intersected the front rails, the side tenons were shortened and strengthened with draw bored dowels.

The underside of the bench seat has horizontal slats that allows for air flow around wet mittens and caps.

And the happy owners.

And me.

Thanks for looking.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 12:14 PM

Outstanding bench there JC..

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 04:20 PM

Fantastic JC! Wow, that floor is really shinning. So is your bench. Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 04:20 PM

Great job – love the joinery

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 07-20-2015 01:52 AM

Very nice workmanship.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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