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    The name "Pressure Bench" stems not from the design of the piece, but the process. Unlike most pieces formed through layered construction, this p… Read More
    The name "Pressure Bench" stems not from the design of the piece, but the process. Unlike most pieces formed through layered construction, this piece’s frame contains no glue and instead relies on the friction between its layers and several brass pipes to hold it together. Normally, assembly time friction is kept to a minimum with glue providing the strength. In this project, however, I choose a different approach. Using a large 10-ton arbor press, myself and three others assembled the bench with extreme pressure. The completed bench was ridged and passed several durability tests. This is not the only type of pressure the bench goes through however. The wavy top of the bench was created by forcing three pieces of freshly glued Italian Birch to conform to a curved mold with nearly an atmosphere of pressure using a vacuum press. Pressure is the force that makes this bench strong as well as beautiful. Read Less
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