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Simple bench

Postby watkins » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:59 pm

Dear All,

A simple bench modelled on a image seen in a woodworking magazine. The image only showed the top section of one of the supports, and so the interpretation and the dimensions are my own.

Regards,
Bob
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Re: Simple bench

Postby Dave R » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:30 pm

Very interesting, Bob. It looks like the legs could be turned to make a low bench, too.
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Re: Simple bench

Postby watkins » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:49 pm

Dear David,

I think the supports would work both ways, but the way shown is probably more stable. The 'horns' of the supports could probably be shorter as they take up too much seating space. The arrangement makes a nice garden bench in that can be disassembled and stored when not needed. The same idea might be used for a simple table. I would probably use three supports (milking stool principle), with a triangular table top and three benches. The supports for the table could probably arch outward from the centre providing more leg room. Anyone for a picnic?

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Bob
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Re: Simple bench

Postby Dave R » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:52 pm

Dear Bob,

A triangular picnic table along the lines of that bench would be pretty neat. I look forward to seeing it.

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Re: Simple bench

Postby watkins » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:20 am

Dear David,

A quick design study. Must go to bed (00:18).
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Re: Simple bench

Postby Dave R » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:35 am

Dear Bob,

That's neat. excellent work, sir.

I think you need to set up a woodworking shop. A shed in the back garden could work.
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Re: Simple bench

Postby Jim » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:52 am

Heh, I thought it was a table and Bob was showing off the underside.
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Re: Simple bench

Postby watkins » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:45 am

Dear David,

I have always wanted to work with wood, but my career path has left me with very little free time. Also, I live in the smallest of houses with a small garden, and so no room for a workshop. Perhaps one day.

I like the idea of using the weight of the table to lock the supports into position. I think the table-top could be split into two, dividing one of the square corner profiles. Some method of joining and stiffening the other end would be needed, but splitting the table in this way would make storage much easier.

Dear Jim,

Your view of the world is always interesting. I think it is called lateral thinking.

Regards to both,
Bob
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Re: Simple bench

Postby Gaieus » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:21 am

Jim wrote:Heh, I thought it was a table and Bob was showing off the underside.

Exactly... :shock:
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Re: Simple bench

Postby boofredlay » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:25 pm

I thought it was upside down too. :lol:
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