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:
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!
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…
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?