Entrance Bench

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Project by Don Kondra posted 10-13-2018 06:29 PM 1048 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new design for an entrance bench. The design started with an interest in round to square joinery and shaping the arm rests with the end profile of an “eye”.

The portion of the leg that joins to the rails is left square when turning the leg and them the majority of the waste is removed on the band saw. A spokeshave removed the bandsaw marks and the rest of the curve is faired with a die grinder and sandpaper.

Slightly figured BC maple and very highly figured walnut.

Finish is oil/lacquer, black leather seats…

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra – Furniture Designer/Maker

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Don Kondra

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 06:53 PM

A short video of shaping the arm rests..

Sawing off the waste on the band saw..

Turned legs before and after removing the waste, I bandsawed the corners before turning..

Close up of the leg to rail joint…

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra – Furniture Designer/Maker

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 09:44 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Don!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 10-14-2018 12:32 AM

Don. , Beautiful benches!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 10-14-2018 12:39 AM

Very nice indeed, simple lines that blend well together. I could use that aty place.

I will be looking for more of your designs.

-- Eric, Upstate South Carolina

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#5 posted 10-14-2018 02:05 AM

Wow. Nice work on a file looking bench. I like the floating aspect of it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-14-2018 11:38 AM

Great design & build.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#7 posted 10-14-2018 02:25 PM

Love the design !
Great looking bench

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 10-14-2018 02:52 PM

Beautiful understated design and great craftsmanship Don.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-14-2018 03:51 PM

Very nice and clean.

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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Don Kondra

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#10 posted 10-14-2018 09:32 PM

Thanks Everyone for your kind comments !

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra – Furniture Designer/Maker

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#11 posted 10-15-2018 04:31 AM

Nice unordinary design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 10-16-2018 03:01 AM

Love the design, great job!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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