|Project by squaretree||posted 04-22-2014 01:51 AM||932 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
So I’m at the flea market, and there stands this old worn out piece of wood that used to be a benchtop. Judging by the four holes in the top, i’m guessing it had a grinder mounted to it. The notch on one side, therefore, would be for the power cord to slip through. (My best guess anyway) $15 later I was lugging it to the car.
The board seemed to be the perfect size for a bench, and I felt like doing a quick and fun project, so a bench it would be! But to keep it fun, I decided it needed something a little crazy. So I laminated a curved stretcher out of oak strips, cut the mortises at an angle, and attached the stretcher to the top with an eyebolt. The idea was to make it look like the bolt is pulling the stretcher up, when in fact it is actually pushing the stretcher down and into the legs. This also eliminated the need for wedges on the outside of the legs. Just a quick, fun build.
It was way to quirky for my wife’s taste, though. So a CL ad and $125 later, I was lugging it to someone else’s car :)
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