With the bench top glued up, it was time to turn my attention to the legs. This model is in the class of "staked furniture", i.e., the legs pierce the bench top, rather than being joined with rails to form a frame for it to sit upon. I had a leftover chunk of red oak from the legs of my Roubo project that was juuuust long enough for the purpose (remember, this is a sitting bench). While the plans call for 2"x2" legs, I decided to just work with what I had: a 22" long 3.5"x5" cut off. Divided it evenly into four legs and started truing them up, removing a bit of twist in the process. There are, of course, four legs; the other one was in process and not in the pretty light.
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