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Bench Seat

comments (0) May 16th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

elmarko elmarko, member
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This bench seat was a chance design coming from a mistake by the CNC machine at my work. Each slat that makes up the seat is actually a leg for a small stool we manufacture for a designer. When each one was cut on the CNC it moved slightly, making them unusable. They were destined for the scrap bin but as they sat on the workbench in a similar format to how they are now the design was born in my head. I rounded and re-shaped the squarish American Oak parts to make them a more comfortable shape.

The base is Tasmanian Oak with a Red Gum stretcher that is joined with mortise and tenons and half lap joints. I've taken to painting parts of my furniture lately as it is a way of focusing on the highlights.

So let me know what you think. Happy to take comments or questions... Cheers.

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