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Church pews project #12: Monks bench finished

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Blog entry by inchanga posted 527 days ago 1784 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Butchers block finished startin monks bench Part 12 of Church pews project series Part 13: thoughts on recycling timber for projects »

The monks bench has now been completed and with it the last item of the Pews Project.

This is just as well because I really had to improvise and glue up a lot of bits and pieces in order to salvage sufficient timber to complete the bench

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The lid is hinged to provide a useful storage space underneath. I made mitred corners on the front panel and seat backrest and I prefer this look to conventional 90 degree joints.

The bench was finished with three coats of pre cat lacquer cut back with wire wool dipped in paste wax. This combines durability with a traditional soft lustre appearance.

The joinery was primarily pocket hole screws reinforced with good quality glue and to ensure strength i used plenty of both.

In my next blog i will review the lessons I learned from working with reclaimed timber.

-- chris, north wales http://salemchapelfurniture.co.uk/



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SirFatty

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#1 posted 527 days ago

nice work!

Now when you go to church, you can sit in your own pew. :-)

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 527 days ago

great bench it looks awesome.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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