Footboard bench Sapele, Wenge, and White Oak

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Project by Jamie McDonald posted 01-19-2017 07:33 PM 3127 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So these are 3 footboard benches I made for charity. One was a rotary club, one was for the Waldorf School and one was for Keller Williams in Decatur. The combinations are Sapele and Wenge, Sapele and White Oak, and one is only Sapele. I liked all combinations. They are finished with Waterlox, which always brings out the ribbon stripe in Sapele very nicely. The Festool domino joiner made easy fast work of the projects! I found the plans in a Woodsmith magazine…I forget which issue. This was great practice making 2 pieces at the same time. All the planing, sanding, assembly, and finishing etc for each happened simultaneously. It probably only took me 10-15% longer total to make 2 at the same time.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 01:58 AM

Very nice

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 12:54 PM

These turned out so nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 03:10 PM

they look great

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 03:21 PM

They look really comfortable! Nice job on these!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 01-22-2017 01:33 AM

absolutely killer bro,love em,nuf said.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 01-22-2017 02:07 AM

Great Job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#7 posted 03-01-2017 03:27 AM

nice work.

-- Matt, Arizona

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