54″ long by 16″ deep by 18″ high
Myrtle Burl and Silk Fabric
This Italian Art Deco bench was designed to match the Myrtle Burl Desk and serves as a bedside seat for the clients. The bench has the same curved veneered profile on the feet as the desk and a half round veneered torsion box to support the seat cushion. The finish is Conversion Varnish over Polyester fill that has been polished to a high gloss. The black detailing is Black Pigmented Conversion Varnish. The Myrtle veneer was dyed lightly to match the golden brown color of the other pieces.
This piece was part of the article I wrote for Fine Woodworking magazine on veneering curved shapes.