Oak slab bench detail
Detail of wedged mortise and tenon joint on a handmade Oak bench made from a tree blown over on the farm in the storm of '87.
For nearly 20 years the log lay hidden under nettles at the end of the yard, almost forgotten. Upon it's rediscovery I processed it on my own sawmill, and after several years air-drying I created the bench you see. The epitome of low carbon footprint. From acorn to finished bench the tree had traveled all of 400 yards!
The simple slab seat was left with it's natural live edge to add contrast with the sharper lines of the machine shaped base. The base was constructed using a combination of doweled or wedged mortise and tenon joints, whilst the seat and back rest were attached using stainless steel fixings.
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