Cherry bench

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Project by jc066 posted 05-06-2020 01:54 PM 937 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another winter project finished up lately. Cherry, built from a FWW article that is tapered and beveled at every angle. Legs are 7/4 with top beveled and tapered 4/4. The stretchers are blind mortised and pinned with cherry dowels. Held together with kreig screws on the inside.
Finished with Tried&true danish oil several coats.

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#1 posted 05-06-2020 03:11 PM

Was really loving it until I saw the “Kreig screws” :) plus the side ways Pic that’s strike 2 !

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 05-06-2020 04:43 PM

The website likes to sideways photos on everyone, not the poster’s fault
Krueger screws are fine by me mate, no joinery snobbery here
Good job

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 05-07-2020 02:56 AM

It is a nice design and great wood. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 05-07-2020 01:26 PM

Sweet looking bench jc066, Several things I like about it – Cherry is one of my favorite woods to work with love seeing the sap wood, the design is pretty cool, and I use Kreig Screws!

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#5 posted 05-07-2020 01:36 PM

Thanks all,
Cherry is one of my favourite woods as well, mostly due to the “patina” that forms as it ages.
The Kreig screw are a good idea on this design as getting the bench seats slats in the right spot was tough. I had to test and adjust a few times and that would be impossible if I had used a pin Dowel or a blind dowel.
I’ll reference the FWW article when I find it. Cheers

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