This is a take off of Todd Clonninger’s hall bench. It is made with flame birch and mahogany. While Todd built his bench on “eye appeal” and using some of the common rules in design, my hall bench is based on the “Golden Section” rule of 1:1.618 ratios. This is similar to the Fibonacci scale (1:1.619 ratio) that could have been used instead.
For a short discussion of these two rules for proportions, visithttp://www.ehow.com/list_7429417_woodworker_s-rules-proportions.html
Phil Rasmussen, US Army-retired
The Mountain Woodworker