|Project by camps764||posted 06-15-2014 02:26 AM||1192 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Rustic entryway bench.
44” long, 15.5” tall, 13.5” deep.
Made from reclaimed cedar.
No finish, just left bare to retain the “patina”
A few weeks back I answered an ad on craigslist to pickup a torn down swing set. Stuff like that is a crap shoot at best. When I pulled up, there was a gigantic pile of mostly good lumber waiting for me.
I had already ear marked a lot of the lumber for other projects, but had a few pieces that weren’t spoken for.
Didn’t use any plans or sketch it out ahead of time. I just based the dimensions on some five board benches I had done in the past and made it up as I went along.
A few build details:
Skirts are attached with pocket hole joinery. Jointed the inside edges on the top, and glued it up into a solid panel. Left the outside edges alone to retain the texture.
When the wife saw me finishing it up in the driveway she was thrilled, and immediately claimed it. A happy ending to a productive day.