Front Porch Bench

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Project by Carl6108 posted 11-02-2018 04:36 AM 881 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small bench to sit on the front porch. 32”L x 14”W x 20”H

Built from white oak with ipe accents.

Used Titebond III to edge glue the panels and build up the tusks, but there are no other glue joints or other fasteners on this piece. The top is secured by wedged tenons and the stretcher is secured by the tusks.

-- C. A. Jones, Millington, TN

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#1 posted 11-02-2018 11:09 AM

I like the exposed joinery. Thanks for sharing.

-- Ben, aka Wooly Woodworks, Instagram: @woolywoodworks.

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 03:27 PM

Beautiful bench. What did you finish it with?

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 03:46 PM

There is no finish on it at all. My thinking is that first, it’s in a semi-protected spot so it won’t get a lot of direct weather, and second it’s built from woods that are naturally weather resistant. Time will tell how right or wrong I am on these points.

-- C. A. Jones, Millington, TN

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#4 posted 11-02-2018 08:28 PM

It looks terrific.

I would use a finish; just to make the grain of the wood and color variances POP!

Spar marine varnish will give it added life span too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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