I just decided to take up wood working a little over a year ago due to health reasons. I could not continue with my past hobbies, so I decided to take up WW late in life. I know that I will never get the years of experience needed to accomplish what others do, but if I am having fun, so what? Fun is fun, at whatever level one is at. I work exclusively with pine or fir due to low cost and easy availability. I even use pocket hole screws, and pin nailers!
My first project was a basic 5 board bench. It was just an exercise in measuring and cutting accurately. My wife had given me a set of Forstner bits for Christmas, so with a jig saw and a circular saw, I built this bench for her little Poodle to stand on to see out of our dining room windows.
Next I built a variation of the 5 board bench by adding a back to it for our G-kids. The color was DIL’s choice. It looks like baby Jaxton likes it.
Another 5 board bench for a neighbor’s G- daughter, assembled with pocket holes and pin nails, to be painted.
Another variation on the 5 board bench, V3.0. This one is to be used as a photographic prop for someone that specializes in photoing children.
And finally my garden bench that became our back porch bench. I custom sized it’s seat height and arm rest height to be comfortable for me. Other than those changes, it is direct from the plan at Yellawood.com. i painted it to match the trim on our house, but will let the treated wood legs air dry before painting them later.
-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4