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Nantucket Bench
10 July 2005

Mere days before the birth of our twin boys, I finished adding a mudroom onto our house. In a mudroom, you need someplace to sit to put on your shoes...hence the need for this bench. Knowing that it would take lots of abuse, it is made from recycled oak with a few coats of wipe-on poly.
The top is 1" thick, making it considerably more sturdy (and heavier) than it probably needed to be.
It is my first furniture project made entirely without metal fasteners. The sides and rails are joined to the top with plate-joinery and the stretchers join the sides with through-tenons. The plans came from Woodsmith #151, but the dimensions were altered as well as the joinery - particularly the number of tenons on the stretcher.