I normally don’t post blogs this close together, but there’s a post that does not need to be on the front page. I hope you will all forgive me.
Today found me at my local Lowe’s, looking for an 8’ 2×12 and other necessities for the Challenge. However, I found the biggest challenge to be finding an 8’ 2×12. Apparently, the local Lowe’s only had 12’ and 16’. I opted for the 12’ since cash was a little tight, and had it cut in have to fit in the back of my Grand Cherokee. Nope…no pick up or even a trailer yet.
Also, I picked up some stain, some wipe on poly, and some glue. All I currently have is Gorilla Glue, which I really don’t want to use on straight wood. Titebond II was the one chosen, though I suspect any of them would have done well.
So, the primary modification is simply the length of the 2×12. However, I don’t really figure I’ll use much more than the 8’ anyways, but you never know ;)
Once again, I have to many design ideas flowing through my head, which is never a good thing. The biggest issue is that I don’t know that I have the skill to pull some of these off. However, I have faith that I can put together a very cool bench.
I’ll post a few photos tomorrow of what I have, and what I’m doing :)
I can hardly wait!
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!