Part I of building the next Shaker Meetinghouse Bench, this time in Cherry. A good portion of the initial work went into planing/jointing/flattening the boards which had been sitting in a barn for several years.
Employing a butterfly joint to stem a crack in one of the legs.
All the pieces laid out prior to the joinery phase. This entire bench came from one plank.
Using the dovetail plane to prep the legs which will be joined using a 12″ sliding dovetail joint.
Not a bad fit, but still room for improvement. Should finish up nicely.
Dawn in the workshop.