Dead Bench

Originally designed in 2017

A commission for a private client, this bench was inspired by the Shoreman's Bench with its long sweeping curves and turned legs. However this bench incorporates an upholstered top rather then the woven Danish cord. The seat sits in a tray that is joined to the base and therefore it is possible to easily reupholster the seat when the time comes. The core of this piece is it's ebonized Oak frame joined with traditional joinery such as the sliding dovetail joint and pinned bridle joints. At 9' long, the bench is ideal for a long entrance way and could be adapted to be smaller (6' or 8') or much longer (12' long). 

108" long, 18" deep, 19" high

 At 9 feet long, this bench can seat a few!

At 9 feet long, this bench can seat a few!

 The leather tufted seat creates a lot of visual interest and softens the otherwise sharp design. 

The leather tufted seat creates a lot of visual interest and softens the otherwise sharp design. 

 Turned Leg joined to the main frame with a pinned bridle joint. We also used a slight chamfer around the curves to lighten the silhouette. 

Turned Leg joined to the main frame with a pinned bridle joint. We also used a slight chamfer around the curves to lighten the silhouette. 

 A bottom spanner spindle adds stability to the base frame

A bottom spanner spindle adds stability to the base frame

 Sections of the bench are roughly 5 feet long. This bench could be built as a single, double, or triple long piece of furniture.

Sections of the bench are roughly 5 feet long. This bench could be built as a single, double, or triple long piece of furniture.

 Tufted leather seat adds roundness to the otherwise sharp frame 

Tufted leather seat adds roundness to the otherwise sharp frame