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Loom Bench

author-gravatar rlankenau Jan 24, 2016

I built this bench from 6/4 cherry.  I bought a 10' board about 10-11" wide, and planed it smooth with a jack plane.

The legs were initially going to be a single piece, but it used up a huge amount of material when laid out that way, so I changed it around.  The legs are attached to the feet with a 1/2" x 1" tenon, glued with Titebond II.  That's the only glue-up in the project.

The finish is two coats of Watco Danish Oil in Cherry, with Minwax paste wax over the top.

Apologies for the lack of progress shots, I started this back in August 2015 and only just got it done today (Jan 24, 2016)

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The finished bench, with the loom it was built to match. The loom is cherry, and is very dark.  I'm hoping the bench darkens to match over the years.

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The seat is adjustable in height.  It has two mortises to allow the legs to pass through.

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The support blocks are attached to the legs with 1 1/2" 10-24 Chicago bolts.

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The stretcher is joined to the feet with a through-tenon and peg.

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This is the only glued joint in the project.  There is a 1/2" x 1" tenon on the leg, glued into a matching mortise in the foot.

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The rough wood coming back from The Hardwood Connection, Sycamore, IL.

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Progress shot while planing the board flat.

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Working on laying out my cuts.


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