Woven Seat Bench--Oops I Built It Again

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Project by lobro4 posted 08-04-2010 04:30 AM 4000 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever build something and a friend says “Can you make one for me?” or you say “That was fun I would like to make another one.” Well a little of both is what happened here. This is made from quartersawn white oak. You can see it’s Walnut-built mate and construction information at (same plan and finishing technique used on both) .

I think this project brings home the fact that as woodworkers, wood is our palate and that any design can be interpreted in many ways. Are the projects the same or are they different? You decide.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 07:09 AM

nice build. If my wife see this, I will be making her one. I would probably make a different seat. I would be afraid my adult son would sit on it and make it sag!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 07:48 AM

Same but different color. I would agree with a different type of seat. Plan came from “Plans Now’’ yes?

Nice job anyway,

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 04:29 PM

Sweet looking comfortable benches, I like them both please forward asap…lol BC

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 03:19 PM

Real piece of art.Thanks for showing it

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 03:42 PM

Both have good features. I like them both. Could you comment on the attachment of the webbing (both directions)? I see the cleat across the front, guessing the ends are the same, but what about attachment under the cleat?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 05:04 PM

The webbing is held in with 6 cut tacks on each end. It’s not hard work but you have to measure out the spacing and weave the webbing off the roll in the correct pattern. Tack on the first end, pull it tight as you can, have a friend tack the other end and then you cut it.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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