Title: Dead Bench

Wood Species/Finish:  Ebonized Red Oak base, Tufted Leather upholstered top

Designed/ Made: July 2017

Dimensions:  19" high, 18" deep, 108" long

Design Elements: Solid wood frame with all traditional joints (sliding dovetails, dovetails, pinned bridle joined legs, mortise and tenon etc.)

The Dead Bench employed some of the same design elements as the Danish Cord Bench with its long sweeping curves and turned legs, but it also incorporates an upholstered top. The seat sits in a tray that is joined to the base. Therefore it is possible to easily reupholster the seat when the time comes. 

Notes:  This piece was a commission for a private client. It was designed as an extra long bench, and could be easily adapted in size to be smaller (6 feet or 8 feet long) or much longer (12 feet long). The finishes could also be changed to suit any interior. 

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. 

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.

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

Tufted leather seat adds roundness to the otherwise sharp frame 

Tufted leather seat adds roundness to the otherwise sharp frame 

It works! **note, one must wear black when sitting on the dead bench**

It works! **note, one must wear black when sitting on the dead bench**