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Roubo Stile Entrance Bench with wedged tenons

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Project by Diego Cassels posted 06-04-2019 02:45 PM 1053 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It all started with my dear wife request ;) “We need an entrance bench”
So I went and picked a air dried slab that I have from a tree that had to go down when we build our house.

Then I ask a friend to cut it for me because I dont have tools for it.

After that I hand planned all the legs and started with the joinery. I cut the legs first, then the mortise.

Then I decided to make a wedged through tenon. Here is how I made it


I also tappered the legs to make them look square.

It was time for the glue up.

After this I flush cut the excess, rounded the edges of the top, and just a little of the legs. Sanded up to 300. Painted with a semigloss “plastifier” just leave the wood color as natural as possible.

Hope you like it.

-- Diego Cassels





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 06-04-2019 03:36 PM

“Hope you like it ” he says

I can’t find anything about it to not like. Awesome plank, superb joinery and thanks for the construction pics. The offset drilled hole at the bottom of the split tenon is new to me -

A beautiful bench !!

-- 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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pottz

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#2 posted 06-04-2019 04:06 PM

beautiful bench,and i love it.cool design on the leg tenons too.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 06-04-2019 04:35 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of wood, and you’ve turned it into a great bench. Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Diego Cassels

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#4 posted 06-04-2019 04:42 PM

Thank you very much Recycle1943, I do like to explore new technics on every new project.
The offset hole is just to make it easier for the wood to flex, this is a semi hard wood so I was a bit affraid of it splitting.


“Hope you like it ” he says

I can t find anything about it to not like. Awesome plank, superb joinery and thanks for the construction pics. The offset drilled hole at the bottom of the split tenon is new to me -

A beautiful bench !!

- recycle1943


-- Diego Cassels

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Diego Cassels

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#5 posted 06-04-2019 04:42 PM

Thank you Pottz!


beautiful bench,and i love it.cool design on the leg tenons too.

- pottz


-- Diego Cassels

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Diego Cassels

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#6 posted 06-04-2019 04:43 PM

Dave thank you, I appreciate a lot your input on my projects.


That’s a beautiful piece of wood, and you’ve turned it into a great bench. Nice work!

- Dave Polaschek


-- Diego Cassels

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pottz

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#7 posted 06-04-2019 06:07 PM

i forgot to ask what that wood is,it’s gorgeous.the only thing i would have done different is to use a finish like an oil to really make the colors pop.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Diego Cassels

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#8 posted 06-04-2019 06:30 PM

Its from “Ibira Pita”, a semi tropical tree found in the north of argentina, Paraguay and Brasil. Its a big tree with beautifull yellow flowers. The wood oxidises with time becoming reder and shows its true colors with time. I´m looking foward to it darkening.


i forgot to ask what that wood is,it s gorgeous.the only thing i would have done different is to use a finish like an oil to really make the colors pop.

- pottz


-- Diego Cassels

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SMP

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#9 posted 06-04-2019 07:47 PM

Beautiful! Now you just need a leg vise and some holdfast holes, and you can do some work on it while the wife is away. Tell her its the new trend to use a woodworking bench for decoration (it kind of is now)

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Diego Cassels

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#10 posted 06-04-2019 08:19 PM

I couldnt imagine what she would say if she found me cutting wood in the dinning room!


Beautiful! Now you just need a leg vise and some holdfast holes, and you can do some work on it while the wife is away. Tell her its the new trend to use a woodworking bench for decoration (it kind of is now)

- SMP


-- Diego Cassels

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swirt

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#11 posted 06-05-2019 01:55 AM

Very attractive bench. Great joinery choices.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Diego Cassels

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#12 posted 06-05-2019 10:34 AM

Thank you Swirt! I like the end result


Very attractive bench. Great joinery choices.

- swirt


-- Diego Cassels

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#13 posted 06-06-2019 11:59 AM

Love it!

Complex joint relatively hidden in a simple form. I am a big fan!

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Diego Cassels

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#14 posted 06-06-2019 08:02 PM

Thank you very much edapp!


Love it!

Complex joint relatively hidden in a simple form. I am a big fan!

- edapp


-- Diego Cassels

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#15 posted 06-07-2019 04:51 PM

Congrats on your DT3 it is well deserved, that bench is art. The joinery is over the top and the wood is just beautiful, it has so many colors.

I agree with Pottz, I’d love to see a piece of that wood with oil to pop the colors, maybe your next project. I have no patience when it comes to waiting for glue to dry let alone waiting for a piece of wood to age. I just read an article on using UVA lights to age wood quickly. First time I ever heard of that, I can’t wait to try it.

-- John D, OP, KS

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