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Project by Mitchab posted 04-27-2016 04:48 PM 1267 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed some additional seating in the house. Made from a single slab of Doug fir

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#1 posted 04-27-2016 04:52 PM

That is a great design! I like it.

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 04:58 PM

Simple and elegant look. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-27-2016 04:59 PM

That’s really a unique looking bar. You did good.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#4 posted 04-27-2016 05:01 PM

Very nice! That’s a big slab of wood—is it 12/4? The dovetails are a nice touch.

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#5 posted 04-27-2016 05:17 PM

The slab started off about 30×78x3-1/2. There is a huge knot that runs underneath on the left side that dried with a big crook in it so after a few hrs with the power planer and a couple passes through the drum sander it finished out at 2-3/8. There was also a crack that ran down the center which more or less shaped the legs. Ripped off the piece for the top then took an ax and split off the excess from the crack and refined it a bit for the legs

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#6 posted 04-27-2016 06:13 PM

Good idea, gots me thinking now.

-- Chris K

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#7 posted 04-27-2016 08:38 PM

What type of dovetails are those? They look pretty strange compared to what I’m used to.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 04-28-2016 01:14 AM

At first I thought you got the dovetails backwards but looked closer. What exactly is that joinery?

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#9 posted 04-28-2016 02:41 AM

Man, that’s a great look. Does the mass of it keep it from being tippy? Its a great use of space…impressive.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#10 posted 04-28-2016 06:23 AM

Dovetails are just angled instead of square. Thought it would look more interesting from the side. The legs are also angled so the weight is centered to keep it from being tippy. Plus it weighs a ton

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#11 posted 04-28-2016 01:59 PM

This is a nice piece and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 04-28-2016 03:13 PM

Super idea and build,very nice work.


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#13 posted 04-28-2016 03:47 PM

straightforward, innovative, and nicely done.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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