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1:5 Scale Bench Prototype v 2.0

Posted on May 18th, by Andy Brownell in Design, Projects. 2 comments



Earlier today I worked out a bench prototype from the previous version that I’m fairly happy with. The interior designer I’m working through for the client is also ready for me to start cutting some wood.


I’ve added two arm rests that pull from the heavy slab look and the 10 degree angle plays out on a variety of elements of this design. The other adjustment is on the side pieces, that lost a significant amount of mass on this version.


This 1:5 scale bench design (actually 1:4.5) is from some scrap cherry, but the final piece will be in sapele. Dimensions are 60″ wide x 32″ tall x 20″ deep. The bench will use a combination of 6/4 and 10/4 thicknesses.

Still plenty to work through on methods of attachment, details and edges. Considering draw bore pins to keep everything in place over time on the major joinery elements, since it’s going to be exposed to the elements. And yes, I sanded the parts and sprayed some shellac on it. It reminds me of those miniature chairs you can buy from Design Within Reach.



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