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.