560 Benched

April 29, 20200 Comments

Who doesn’t have a hodgepodge of wood species sitting around their shop? For certain I do, and sometimes I wish I could swap one piece for another to create a project. In reality, we already mix species in a number of our projects anyways, so why should this one be any different?

Sure continuity is important, but sometimes we can make allowances and just work with what we have. In this situation, the combination of a beautiful, highly-figured tiger maple top combined with the more utilitarian knotty pine rails and poplar legs come together for a great piece of simple furniture that gets used everyday and no one seems to notice (probably because of all the clothes thrown on top of it more than likely…)

This version of a bed bench is a super simple design not only in materials used, but with joinery and “details.” All three components are joined together using a modified butt joint (pocket holes) and the “decorative angles” for the rails and legs are laid out using the most basic of math (if you can even call it that.)

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