The 2014 Long Island Woodworkers’ Show included some amazing pieces. While admiring the pieces, my Dad noticed a nice low bench made by Tony Fuoco. He mentioned that it would work perfectly at his house on the landing where he changes his shoes as he goes from the shop into the house. To that I asked that he please not make or buy one.
|Tony Fuoco's great bench from the 2014 Long Island Woodworkers' Show|
I immediately got to work on my design. I began by looking though my copy of Education of a Woodsmith by Arthur Espenet Carpenter (if you’ve not read it, you should). Carpenter shows many of his amazing pieces in the book. I took a liking to his style of making benches and tables by taking a single board, cutting the ends, and then reattaching them as legs via dovetails.