bench

I love the Nelson bench but needed a smaller scale and didn’t have the budget. So, here’s my take on this classic.

20170206_165701.jpg
A total of 60 linear feet of 1×2 and 1×3 maple boards
DIY Nelson bench
A dado blade was used to cut box joints on the slats and cross-pieces.
20170307_213321
MATH! Determining the miter cuts for a trapezoid took a bit of thought. The acute angles at the top had not been cut at this point.
20170309_213417
Assembling the pieces before taking apart for addtional sanding and staining
cropped-20170319_145135.jpg
Done!
DIY Nelson bench
Showing the box joints and trapezoidal legs (which were stained ebony)
20170319_145135
Finished product. Sanded and polyurethaned. It’s undersized dimensions (3′ long by ~33″) work perfectly as a coffee table for a loveseat.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s