Artists Drawing Bench/Horse

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Project by Beau & Kara Studios posted 05-27-2013 12:19 PM 11123 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made my wife a drawing bench/horse out of 7/8” Oak and Maple. I didn’t want to router any edges so I found some boards with a natural edge on them.
No fancy joinery, all pocket screws and regular screws. Made maple plugs to match the maple diagonal supports.
Last minute I added the shelf on the bottom.
Project costed around $20. If bought they range from $100-$300. I love being a woodworker!

-- Beau Lasiewicz

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 01:47 PM

good use of found material, nice job !

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 02:05 PM

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 03:47 PM

I like the ridges for holding the drawing board. You might want to add a batten at the back. The ones we had in school had a bit of overhang at the back of the seat, so the students at the back of the class could work standing by flipping it on end. The overhang was just enough to put it at a comfortable drawing angle.

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 05:34 PM

I remember those from my days at the Art Institute of Chicago….A very long time ago. I’m sure it’s a better bench than the one she would purchase commercially.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 06:49 PM

Really nice bench, I’m sure your wife will love it. I was going to ask what the end bard was for, but bonobo cleared that up for me. Nice build.

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 02:15 PM

It looks good and durable. I’m sure she appreciates it, it’s way better than the store bought ones.

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