Kenilworth Mayoral Bench – Kenilworth Castle

Yr2 Furniture Crafts student Matt Brown made a Mayoral bench for Kenilworth Castle.
Mayoral Bench – News Article

Matt produced a Sketchup drawing, this helped with the dimensions and to understand the joints to be used.

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Matt then produced a model, this also helped with understanding the jointing and to communicate to the client how the bench will look.

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Meeting at Kenilworth Town Council.

IMG_4331Then to the timber yard, we went to https://whitmores.co.uk/ with a cutting list and templates to select the oak.

IMG_4618Back to the workshop and nesting the components for the bench then on to cutting them out, here Matt is using our narrow band saw to cut the individual components.

 

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After cleaning up the edges on the spindle moulder (ring fence) and sanding them, he then jointed the components using a domino machine.

IMG_5663Assemble all the components and then clean up and oil using

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34870520984_5960f4d953_oThe bench was then in our end of year show and then the following week installed at Kenilworth Castle.

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Mayor Kate Dickson unveiled the new Mayoral Bench with the replacement plaques, a great evening and very happy client (s).

 

 

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