Category Archives: Chinese Gate Bench

Chinese Gate Bench-Progress 6

I picked up today where I left off yesterday by profiling the remaining three legs.  I followed this by adding an edge detail to the long edges of the seat board.  Again I pressed my single moulding plane into service. … Continue reading

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Chinese Gate Bench-Progress 5

Woke up to about 8″ of heavy wet snow this morning.  This mess continued all day and is still coming down as I write this.  Trying to get to work Monday is gonna be fun.  Anyway, back to our regularly … Continue reading

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Chinese Gate Bench-Design Notes

I thought I would take some time and discuss a few key points pertaining to the structural design of the Chinese Gate Bench.  I designed this project from the ground up utilizing photos of antique benches and filling in the … Continue reading

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Chinese Gate Bench-Progress 4

First let me address a point of confusion that I inadvertently created.  My intent all along was and is to install this bench just INSIDE my front door.  Given the name of the project and writings in my first post, I … Continue reading

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Chinese Gate Bench-Progress 3

Progress continues despite the frigid weather.  My little oil-filled space heater is getting a real workout.  I started my day by chopping and sawing the joinery in the remaining two legs.  After I finished that, I tackled the short end … Continue reading

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Chinese Gate Bench-Progress 2

As promised or threatened, depending on how you look at it, I have completed the formal proportional drawing for the Chinese Gate Bench.  When I design a project I first establish the controlling distance/dimension.  In this case, the height of … Continue reading

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Chinese Gate Bench-Progress 1

I’ve been kicking this project around for a while.  I’m not sure why, just other projects kept moving this one down the list.  We actually could use a bench here at the house by the front door and, besides, a … Continue reading

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