My 10-foot trestle dining table is coming along nicely, but I've run
into a design hitch. I was planning to use the plans in the book that
someone recommended I buy (thanks, Dave), and the customer likes the
bench design (a photo of similar)
Holy cow. That's some serious word wrap.
Anyhow, it's a flat bench, no back, but my plans call for only a 9"
width, which may have been fine for Shakers, but modern American asses
are considerably larger, I would think. I said twelve, but my wife
says even wider. As a kid, our school benches were a 2x12, and having
sat on one of them recently (a 2x12, not a school bench) I think that
may be good. However, my ass may not be an accurate cross-section of
the general population, and this is a rental house with many asses
coming through the place, all to be plopped on these benches.
What to do?