Window Seat Benches

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Project by Woodoc posted 08-15-2018 12:31 AM 1115 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build some benches for a home for young women recovering from addiction. They are housed in a one hundred plus year old house and had recently suffered a kitchen fire. I designed the benches to fit in a large bay window around their dinning table.

The benches are made of solid ash with mortise & tenon and sliding dovetail joinery. A quick but enjoyable project.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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#1 posted 08-15-2018 01:21 AM

Very nice work. Well done.

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#2 posted 08-15-2018 05:37 PM

Very nice benches – well executed

and a GOOD cause ! good on you !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 08-15-2018 06:10 PM

Awesome work, nice set of tables

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 08-15-2018 06:41 PM

You did a very nice job on these benches and the wood is beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 08-15-2018 08:45 PM

Nice job! What did you finish and color it with?

-- Ken

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#6 posted 08-15-2018 10:58 PM

Thanks, I used an analine dye for color and shellac for a finish. I like using ash for projects like this. It’s a rotten shame what is happening to ash trees here in the US. Currently, it is an inexpensive choice but in the future it may not be available.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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#7 posted 08-16-2018 05:41 PM

WOW nice job. Either the size they actually are is deceiving, or that is one big bay window.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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