Good friends, Joyce and Alan, needed a bench so I thought I would capture the steps

Day 1

Start with a slab of elm which has been stored and dried, and sketch out the cuts to be made to create the parts we need.

Cut out legs

Create a rough cut kit and start sanding with a decent belt sander and good dust extraction…

Sanding gets rid of cut lines from the band saw. IF there is a split in the end grain then simply add a little bow tie to stop it from spreading

Day 2

Start cutting joints to join legs to seat

Now add pieces for the arms and start cuts to join arms to legs

Day 3

Create mortise and tenon joints for arms and chair back plate

Now fit all together to give first rough assembly before we start finishing