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!