Patio / Deck Bench #2: Frame just about complete

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Blog entry by Blinky posted 05-31-2010 02:43 AM 3579 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It was so much fun gluing the frame of the bench together (!#$%^&* *&^%$#) = need more clamps , I forgot to take pictures.
I like how it’s shaping up though.
This is after glue-up, before finish:
bench after glue
To glue up, I wiped all mating surfaces (including the dowel holes), with acetone. I used TiteBond III; hope it goes well.
To finish, I sanded down to 220 grit, wiped clean. I then wiped with acetone, and applied Penofin.
I had to take it outside to see how it looks in its future ‘spot.’ The picture looks unreal!
Bench final resting place

It’s so strange, it looks like it was dropped in via (insert fav editor here). Guess it really just shows how much the deck needs cleaning. that list gets longer & longer…
bench on deck

Now all I need to do is get to work on the slats. they’re a gnarly mess.
I almost want to take a 1×12 & slice & dice it for the slats.

-- Mark, Portland, OR - what's for dinner?

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#1 posted 05-31-2010 03:35 AM

An interesting contrast between rustic and contemporary

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 04:51 AM

Thanks Jim; as long as no one calls it shabby chic, I may be on the right track.

-- Mark, Portland, OR - what's for dinner?

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