Cherry Live Face Bench

About This Project

I’ve had this cherry offcut from cutting a curved log into lumber in my shop for over two years and I’ve been wanting to make a bench out of it.  The offcut tapers towards the center so I thought the thicker ends would make nice legs and the thinner center would give the piece some nice vertical movement.  The slab is mitered to form the legs with the grain running continuously over the joint and the legs splay out at 20 degrees giving the bench a wider stance.  A few cracks were stabilize with walnut butterflies which are all different sizes and angles.