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A Bench That Fits Every Room by Daniel Chaffin

comments (2) July 31st, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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The clean, contemporary style of this bench (Fine Woodworking, A Bench That Fits Every Room by Daniel Chaffin, issue # 207) makes it versatile enough to use in the dining room, foyer, hallway, porch, or even the back yard. The seat slats are tapered with beveled edges. The routed groove in the legs serves a dual purpose -- hiding the glueline and adding a design element. A simple planer jig and templates make it easy to build multiples of this bench. And aside from the mortise-and-tenon joints, everything on it, from the tapers to the grooves to the pocket joints, is simple to execute.

Design or Plan used: Daniel Chaffin

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, tenons, bench

Comments (2)

Sredlihc Sredlihc writes: I have exactly the same comment. I am looking for information on the great looking table that peeks over the top of the great benches.
Posted: 1:20 pm on July 20th

MrPhil MrPhil writes: Great looking benches! But I've gotta say what drew my attention was the table in the photo. Is that yours as well? Can you post some pics and tell us a litle about it?
Posted: 4:50 pm on July 31st

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