A Pine Bench ca. 1940

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A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby Dave R » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:24 pm



Based on a bench designed by David Rosén for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1940s. Modeled to use as an example for someone but I like the design and might build one in the spring.
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby davidheim1 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:54 am

Nice piece, nice render.
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby HornOxx » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:46 am

:thumb: Love it and I like theese wedge connections (are they?)
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby Dave R » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:20 pm

Thank you, both.

HornOxx wrote::thumb: Love it and I like theese wedge connections (are they?)


Yes, the seat planks are locked in place with wedges through the tenons. The wedges are driven in to pull things up tight. They can also be removed so the bench can be knocked down for shipping or storage.
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby Box » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:39 pm

Whenever there is an extra thumbs up, you know where it quietly comes from.
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby jtri » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:19 pm

Time less design and a fantastic model! Thanks for sharing.
What length bench and what wood are you thinking of using? I am thinking thin pine for the seat might be a bit springy to sit on.
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby Dave R » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:39 pm

Thank you Box.

@jtri, I modeled the seat planks at 1-1/8 in. thick. That looks fairly close to the images I was working with. If I were building this for our garden I would probably use WRC or maybe white oak. In one of the photos is looks like there's wooden brackets under the seat but I was thinking of replacing them with full length rails.
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby jtri » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:01 pm

Dave
At that thickness I think you will be fine. Consider thermally modified wood for exterior use. We are starting to use it and so far we are happy. Need more experience with it. There are many people selling it if you google it. Here is one vendor.
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https://cambiawood.com/about-our-wood/t ... fied-wood/
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby drafter » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:52 pm

Dave R wrote:


Based on a bench designed by David Rosén for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1940s. Modeled to use as an example for someone but I like the design and might build one in the spring.

Looks pretty flimsy. How much weight is it designed to carry?
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Re: A Pine Bench ca. 1940

Postby Dave R » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 pm

Apparently it's not that flimsy. The originals have lasted more than 70 years. The seat slats are 1-1/8 in thick and have a 1 x 1-1/2 stretcher running the length underneath.
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