Cathy designed this bench to showcase its slab seat, with clean lines on the base that serve to highlight the grain. “The ash slab was a gift from my friend’s dad back in Iowa. He is a woodworker who has built his own sawmill and kiln. I picked it up on an RV road trip through the Midwest and brought it back to North Carolina,” Cathy says. She retained the bark on the underside, drilling angled holes through it to accept the turned tenons at the top of the legs.
ASH, 13-5⁄8W x 57L x 19-1⁄4H
–Cathy Harms, Raleigh, N.C.
Photo: Sandy Everett Photography
From Fine Woodworking #289