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Double seat, entry type bench, (Genki Genkan seat)

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Project by anthm27 posted 08-19-2019 11:47 PM 1721 views 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This double bench seat measures approximately 3 feet x 1 ,
Its three species of all doweled, glued and clamp construction. (44 dowels in total)
The top is laminated Ash with Walnut strips. Legs are Oak. The laminated top is screwed to the base.
It was inspired by a piece of furniture I saw in Japan last week.
It will sit near the front door, good to sit on whilst taking shoes on and off.

Some pics of the construction include: laminating, smoothing and flattening of the bench top, the legs cut and dowel drilled pre and post assembly.

Thanks for looking and reading.
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 08-20-2019 12:01 AM

My, but that’s an attractive seat, Anth. And it’s not every day I say that to another man. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 08-20-2019 12:42 AM

good looking bench Anthony, you’ve made good use of you dowel master.

-- 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 08-20-2019 12:44 AM

Looks great! Excellent work with the angles!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 08-20-2019 01:32 AM

Great looking bench Anthony. I like the low stretcher and the contrasting wood top. Nice work!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 08-20-2019 01:51 AM

Very nice Anthony. You did well on the angled joinery.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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builtinbkyn

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#6 posted 08-20-2019 01:58 AM

Duck knows what he’s talking about Anthony. He knows all the angles ;p

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 08-20-2019 01:59 AM

Very attractive looking bench Anthony. I like the added walnut. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 08-20-2019 02:13 AM

it certainly will be a very sturdy bench with all them dowels love the lamination GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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torus

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#9 posted 08-20-2019 02:25 AM

Did I see a beer on the second picture?


... It will sit near the front door, good to sit on whilst taking shoes on and off and have a beer

fix it for you :)))

Very lovely bench

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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anthm27

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#10 posted 08-20-2019 02:32 AM



My, but that’s an attractive seat, Anth. And it’s not every day I say that to another man. ;-)

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks Dave, dont worry I get what you mean.


good looking bench Anthony, you ve made good use of you dowel master.

- recycle1943

Thanks Dick, yes my doweling Jig gets a work out, I love it. Its been a game changer for me in my small workshop. A little fiddly at times but gives excellent results.
Hows your one going?
Regards
Anth


Looks great! Excellent work with the angles!

- JohnMcClure

Thanks John for looking in and commenting. Angles are always complicated for me.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#11 posted 08-20-2019 02:33 AM



Great looking bench Anthony. I like the low stretcher and the contrasting wood top. Nice work!

- builtinbkyn

Hay Bill thanks for looking in, Long time mate. Hope all is well in Pittsburgh. I only dream of one day having a shop like yours.
Regards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#12 posted 08-20-2019 02:37 AM


Very nice Anthony. You did well on the angled joinery.

- duckmilk


Very attractive looking bench Anthony. I like the added walnut. Nice work!

- woodshaver Tony C


it certainly will be a very sturdy bench with all them dowels love the lamination GREAT JOB :<))))

- GR8HUNTER

Cheers to you Duck for stopping by and checking it out., Looking forward to the end of the weeks reveals.

Also to you Tony from Florida, thank you. Always great to get your comments.

And to you Sir Tony the GR8, you never miss. Thank you. Your tops.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#13 posted 08-20-2019 02:41 AM


Did I see a beer on the second picture?

... It will sit near the front door, good to sit on whilst taking shoes on and off and have a beer

fix it for you :)))

Very lovely bench

- torus

Hilarious, Opps they are actually my received beer swap beers, Id just photographed them for posting on this weeks reveals., (i,ll give you a Hint, they are all from Iowa)

And yes beer on the bench, what could be better.
Thanks Torus for stopping by.
Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 08-20-2019 03:02 AM

Very eye appealing Anthony. It will make you feel welcome as soon as you walk into the house. About the walnut stripes, I love them. I built tables for our living room years ago that would match the bench perfect.
PS. I don’t take my shoes off when I enter the house, my feet are too sensitive. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 08-20-2019 02:26 PM

Lovely bench Anthony! I love Walnut and Oak together and the Ash fits in with the two to make a lovely piece. I agree with the others, the angles are what really raises this from a utility bench to a fine furniture piece. Well done man!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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