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Reclaimed wood - bench project

Postby cwatkinson » December 19th, 2016, 11:50 am

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Well i would say 30% through the next bedroom furniture project.

Bench for the end of the bed (out of shape need to sit to get my sock on :roll: )
36" length 14" wide 20" high

2x5 reclaimed barnwood
Cut to length
the fun part is deciding how to place each piece and what characteristics of each piece i want.

I have completed my dry fit.

Next steps -
1. im going to plane down all the faces that are not exposed in order to get a clean fit.
2. Next ive decided to use liquid nail
3. light sanding
4. tung oil

My biggest concerned was that i would have a project that would not need a new tool :lol: but i fixed that :roll:
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Re: Reclaimed wood - bench project

Postby cwatkinson » December 19th, 2016, 11:51 am

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Re: Reclaimed wood - bench project

Postby cwatkinson » March 17th, 2017, 8:23 am

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Well i finally had time to complete my Bench that i started (minus one more coat of oil i think)

Below are some pictures. And also some of my leanings.

1. The precision required to execute a simple design i found to be harder then i thought
2. Keeping the natural beauty of the wood seemed to add a complexity that i didn't expect
3. i need to learn how to make more strategic cuts
4. I love Liquid Nail
5. When you do not use a joiner in combo with a planer you need to accept and embrace the dimensional variances.
6. Move my planer to the garage, buy a joiner.
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Re: Reclaimed wood - bench project

Postby cwatkinson » March 17th, 2017, 8:25 am

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Re: Reclaimed wood - bench project

Postby yo » March 17th, 2017, 12:06 pm

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that is a serious set of finger joints! Nice!


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