Benches in Oak

  • CAD drawing of bench.
  • New design with modified center divider.  The bottom shelf or floor of the bench will sit on cleats for support and will be made from 3/4" oak ply.  The center divider (1/4") will sit in a groove on the top, front, and bottom.  (Cushion shown in this drawing)
  • 9/2/2007 Milled the legs for both benches.  Also face jointed and planed to thickness the rails.
  • 9/4/2007 Dry fit of main carcass assembly.  Still need center dividers, side panel grooves in rails and leg tapers.
  • 9/8/2007 Another dry fit for panel measurements.  Most of the woodworking is done at this point. 
  • 9/09/2007  Finished the glue up of main carcass.  Still need to make the seat and shelf underneath.  The side panels are made from quarter sawn white oak ply.
  • 9/22/2007  Finished the lower shelf and the seat.  The oak plywood seat was edge banded with a 1/4" thick strip of oak.  All that is left to do is sand and apply a finish!
  • 9/24/2007 Finished with wipe-on polyurethane. 
  • The grain in the quarter sawn white oak panels really 'popped' after finished with poly!
  • Shown with purchased cushion.
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