My concept for this bench is simplicity and clean lines. An elegant four tapered leg and stretcher system supporting a simple wooden seat. The connection between the systematic horizontal and vertical joinery and the simple bench seat is my focus.

Joinery Methods: Dowel Joinery & Metal Hardware

The bench leg system is built using dowel joinery to join each leg to itscorresponding horizontal stretcher. A final three horizontal stretchers are joined at the top to enclose the leg system and make it very easy to attach to the bench seat as a whole piece.

The top stretchers will be drilled into the bench using metal corner plates located at each corner and 4 located toward the middle of the stretchers to ensure the stability of the bench seat throughout.