Ok, I’ve been working on this for about 18 months. A little here and a little there… a piece at a time. It’s finally finished and now I can move on to making instruments.
I never built a bench, or anything else – unless you consider that bowl I turned in wood shop 45 years ago? – so there was some learning curve involved. I never: made box joints or drawers, glued up a top, made and installed mortise & tenon’s, installed a vice – let alone two different kinds. I’m actually surprised at how well it turned out. I don’t consider myself a ‘wood worker’ in the traditional sense. It’s like, ‘Hey! I can do this!” Wow!!
Drawers are in and they actually work! Handles are on. It’s oiled. I’m planning to build some inserts for dividers in the top drawers, but that’s not a major project…
I may throw in a TV stand in the future, also some more ‘legs’ as I have a nice maple flat table top that needs some support, but for the most part, it is DONE! May I present: THE BENCH!
Drawers from the side…
All set and ready to go!
Thanks to all you LJ’s who have given me ideas and encouragement over the last couple months!
-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I