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I got out some black oak for this idea, but thought a shake-down version would be good.
Screws, shellac, wipe on poly.
Per request, dimensions are 40" x11 1/4" x18". The bottom board is 8" wide, & the legs angle 7˚. The stretchers are plumb with the top overhanging 3/4", the sides of the legs taper to meet the bottom of the stretchers. Doing it over, I would make the notches in the bottom board square, and then taper the feet from there. This bottom board detail is good because it look OK, and is quite strong- it's recessed under the top so it won't get stood on.
Cheers, Jay

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Simple looking bench, with some nice lines.

FYI, add more info on your post like dimensions and stuff like that, and more photos. We like photos here.
 

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That looks real nice and I'm sure will be put to really good use anywhere in your house.
 

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Very nice.

I agree with Eric - Dimensions would be great. Also, a close up of how the mock joinery on the bottom was done would be helpful.

Thanks
 

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Great looking bench.
 

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The joinery is great. I am tempted to try it without the upper apron and maybe a thicker top. The angles are perfect.
 

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Beautiful, practical, useful, benches like this are the very foundation of all woodworking. You honor and contribute to our ancient craft tradition with this nice work, and you do us all proud. Please carry on with more of these future heritage legacies!
 

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Beautiful, practical, useful, benches like this are the very foundation of all woodworking. You honor and contribute to our ancient craft tradition with this nice work, and you do us all proud. Please carry on with more of these future heritage legacies!

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Thank you for the eloquent praise! I do subscribe to the 'less is more' school, or at least try for good proportions and lines, with any embellishments after that.
 
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