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Reed Bench

comments (5) April 15th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

woodtoes woodtoes, member
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Built entirely from hard maple and walnut. Joinery is the key to  overall aesthetic as well as the strength of bench. The marraige of contemporary design and traditional woodworking techniques is fundamental in the work that I do. I am able to acheive light and airy work only by means of the strength afforded with traditional methods. 

Inspiration for this piece comes entirely from walnut seat. For half a year it sat on a bucket as I studied it's curves and tried to get a sense of how to showcase this gorgeous piece dug up at a local sawmill years ago. This has to be one of my favorite builds. 


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Andy Colley

posted in: Reader's Gallery, modern, walnut, tenons, bench, maple, asian inspired


Comments (5)

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: This design is evidence for the axiom, "Less is more". Beautiful!
Posted: 5:39 pm on September 10th

woodtoes woodtoes writes: Thank you guys very much! Credit goes to the walnut tree.
Posted: 11:49 am on May 20th

Bandit1156 Bandit1156 writes: A very elegant and spare design and execution. Congratulations!

Posted: 7:56 am on May 18th

Bandit1156 Bandit1156 writes: A very elegant and spare design and execution. Congratulations!

Posted: 7:56 am on May 18th

woodbridge woodbridge writes: Beautiful design. Simple, bold and visually appealing. You made great use of that nice piece of curved walnut.
Posted: 9:29 am on April 16th

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