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I wasn't sure if my standard bench would 'fit' in this couples house, so I approached them before the build. That is why this one is different.
I had done some work for another company on legs somewhat similar to these, so I can't take all the credit.
The main part of this frame is mitered & doweled at the corners. The legs are tapered on both sides before the profile is cut. After the profile edges are sanded smooth, most of the shaping is done on the router table using a large rounding over bit on the profile. The radius of the bit is a little less then half the thickness of the leg at the foot. Sanding completes the job. The legs are fastened to the frame with glue & screws through from the top. Then, drill through the top, into the legs for 2 large dowels, inserted using plenty of glue. Screws alone might not provide enough strength at this joint. After finishing, the upholstered slip seat is attached with screws through the bottom of the frame.
 

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Excellent...!

You sure have been busy...!

Thanks for describing the process...
 

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wow!!
thanks for the how ya done it...
 

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This is just a great job, worthy of attention and appreciation. You managed to create a very sophisticated work in a classic style. Special attention is drawn to the carved legs, and probably this is exactly what I was looking for for a gift for my niece's wedding. I believe that for a young family, the perfect gift would be something for the home, as they are just starting life on their own. Their wedding in cades cove will soon occur, and I think this bench would suit them perfectly. I think even at the wedding itself, and it would fit perfectly into the classic natural style.
 
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