Sunday, March 16, 2008

A slab bench is one of the easiest pieces of furniture to make. It is durable, long lasting, and reveals the natural beauty of wood. This one still needs a bit more work. The octagonal ash legs have been tenoned with a Veritas round tenoner. The tenoned portions will be cut in the ends for walnut wedges to fit and tighten the joints, then the legs will be glued in place. After the wedges have been set and the glue is dry, the tenons will be sawn and sanded flush with the top. Next, I'll place the bench on a level surface so that the other ends of the legs can be marked and sawn to length. Easy, don't you think? You can make one now, before the book comes out. If you do, take a picture and send it to me.

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