Outdoor Furniture This Classic English Style Garden Bench Is A Great Introduction To Basic Mortise And Tenon Construction And A Comfortable Addition To Any Deck Or Garden
Outdoor furniture this classic english style garden bench is a great introduction to basic mortise and tenon construction and a comfortable addition to any deck or garden is post about Magazine bookmarked by herman with ID 11653287953 was uploaded on 07-02-2019 and has been viewed 397,988 times.
English Garden Bench Illustration by James Provost I selected white oak (Quercus alba) for this project because it is a hard, fairly straight grained wood with outstanding wear resistance and good decay resistance.
It machines well, and is easy to stain and finish with no need to fill the pores.Besides, it's a classic wood with a great pedigree, being the preferred choice for Craftsman style furniture.Other good woods for outdoor furniture include redwood, western red, eastern white cedar or one of the popular exotic species such as ipe, meranti, or teak.
All the tenons on this bench are straight and fairly uncomplicated to cut, except for the tenons on the arms (I), which have angled shoulders, and the double tenon on the center seat support (D), which is angled down.
These tenons require careful setup and some handwork, but are certainly within the scope of the woodworker with average woodworking skills.All of the mortises are straight and are router-cut except for the two mortises in the back legs (A) that accept the arms.
The easiest way to cut the tenons is on a table saw equipped with a tenoning jig (see Resources, below).The mortises were cut using a plunge...