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In-depth articles, up-close photography, and detailed illustrations
September 1, 2009
Tapered seat is comfortable, elegant, and easier to make than it looks.
May 1, 2008
Mortise-and-tenon joinery and outdoor-friendly materials ensure a long, happy life for this Asian-inspired bench.
November 1, 2007
This Scandinavian-inspired bench features straightforward joints, graceful curves, and a woven cord seat.
September 12, 2005
Learn how benches have evolved from simple forms of seating to today's examples.
August 1, 2000
Full-size drawings and accurate templates help break a classic bench design into manageable parts.
June 1, 1998
Ward off the weather with Spanish cedar, marine epoxy, and copper rivets for a bench built to last.
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