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Double Bench - Love Seat
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Double Bench - Love Seat

My wife and I gathered the materials from downed trees in the woods behind our house in Alaska. Using rough cut yellow cedar I cut a seat approximately 18" by 5 ', using 3 slabs. We selected unique pieces of wood with turns and curves that suited our vision of arms, back and legs. Each piece was then stripped and allowed to age. Then, using a mortis and tenon, as well as a dremel to shape the pieces and ends, we connected the arms to the seat and to the back. We used dowel pins as well. ,Then, my wife asked why I hadn't put any drawers in. So - using glides I added them under the seat.
We finished the bench with an equal mixture of mineral spirits and linseed oil. It has become a focal point in our house, with everyone pushing to get to sit on it first. Lots of fun making and lots of fun enjoying it every day now.

John Stagg

John Stagg

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Furniture,


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