The bench is moving along pretty good. Using all these short pieces has to be one of the harder ways to build a bench. I’ve used almost 1/2 gallon of glue so far. I faced up the best grain and the variations are interesting to me.
So far, I’ve made up 4 six inch wide sections and jointed 3 sides on each of them. Here I am gluing up 2 of those sections into a 12” wide section that I will run through my 12.5” planer. Then I’ll glue those 12” sections together and hopefully have a flat 24” wide bench top!
-- Matt - Syracuse, NY