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Eben Blaney Furniture
V-bench | Benches & Ottomans by Eben Blaney Furniture
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V-bench - Benches & Ottomans


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The V bench’s top and legs are the result of some creative cutting and rejoining of a single, beautiful walnut board. I do this in a way that avoids virtually any waste and features continuous grain alignment of the top, through the miter joints, to the legs that return to the floor. On the underside of the top, two rails attach to the legs with mortise and tenon joinery, on either side of the v-shaped gap. The rails run parallel to the v- gap the entire length of the bench, converging into one joined member that connects to the single leg at the other end with mortises and tenons. Above, the bench top locks into the leg with a precise, hand cut dovetail which extends with chamfered edges slightly proud of the front edge, its long slender shape echoing that of the bench’s.
The overall shape of the top is a right triangle, with one edge–the hypotenuse– longer than the other. This creates a pleasing, varied visual effect when viewed from different vantage points.The V bench is rugged and sculptural; its smooth angular edges, reveals, and joinery are made to be explored with both hands and eyes. It is a dramatic and highly interactive piece whether placed along a wall or in the middle of a room. Its height allows it to easily double as both a bench and coffee table. As with all my pieces, it comes signed and numbered. It has a hand-rubbed oil finish.

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I grew up among wooden boats and boatbuilding on the coast of Maine. Later, after working in several high-end cabinet shops on the west and east coasts and experimenting in various artistic media, I recognized the satisfaction and creative potential of furniture design. I began my business in 2000 back in Portland Maine combining my artistic talents and woodworking ability to begin creating distinctive contemporary furniture. I now work out of my self built studio and showroom in Edgecomb, a little further up the coast of Maine, where I continue to design and handcraft one of a kind, custom, and small batch production furniture, sculpture and decor for discerning clients and artful settings.