Entry way bench

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Project by SubtleEpsilon posted 12-09-2019 05:10 AM 590 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Entry way bench in black walnut following the free plans of Marc Spagnuolo (tip-o-the-hat). The panels are resawn black walnut that I picked up specifically for this. The board was long enough to get two thinner boards that I planed to thickness. One went to the front and one to the back and enough was left on each to wrap around the sides. First attempt at a somewhat Greene and Greene style object so it was a learning experience including the necessary unforced errors that required fixing. Rather than use loose tenons as per his build I ended up making actual mortise and tenons.

-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid

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#1 posted 12-09-2019 08:37 AM

A fine addition to any home where fine woodwork is valued.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#2 posted 12-09-2019 11:24 AM

That is beautiful!

-- Petey

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#3 posted 12-09-2019 12:14 PM

Great job on the G&G elements. The figuring on the front panel is magnificent. Any reason for not making the typical G&G breadboard ends?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 12-09-2019 01:03 PM

That came out very nice, you should be proud.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#5 posted 12-09-2019 01:34 PM

great choice of lumber for a great looking 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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#6 posted 12-09-2019 02:21 PM

the bench is beautiful. You did a great job on the finish.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 12-09-2019 02:28 PM

Whoa! I like that a lot. Great wood and a nice design. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 12-09-2019 03:03 PM

wow spectacular,that will make a great impression on anyone the g&g look.

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

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#9 posted 12-09-2019 03:40 PM

Beautiful wood and design choices. Well-executed. Congrats.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#10 posted 12-09-2019 08:21 PM

Great job on the G&G elements. The figuring on the front panel is magnificent. Any reason for not making the typical G&G breadboard ends?

- EarlS

Mostly because the plans didn’t call for it. :-) I probably should have since even though I did the lid early on and finished it and put the cleats on it still developed a slight bit of warp. But wood is wood so what can you do? :-)

-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid

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