Pine Bench

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Project by Christina Rytter posted 11-18-2008 06:52 AM 1650 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago, while my husband was working out of town, I discovered my love for woodworking. I was browsing through the Country Sampler magazine and came across a couple of pictures of pine furniture and thought, I can make these. With no plans, I sat down and drew a few pictures, took a few measurements and this is what I came up with. I used 3/4” pine boards from Rona , a 3/8” countersink bit and wood button plugs. I sanded everything with a belt sander and finished it with early american stain, antiquing rub and polyurethane. The painting is yet another hobby :-) When my husband came home from his trip, he was very surprised at what I’d made…I had never done any wood working before. I now think I was meant to put wood together because it came very naturally to me. I’ve also done a very little bit of turning, but I much prefer creating things on the bandsaw.

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 11-18-2008 09:01 AM

looks great! im still not very good with a bandsaw :( but now you can move onto something more complicated. have fun!

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#2 posted 11-18-2008 10:37 AM

Very nice bench.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-18-2008 03:34 PM

very nice bench. I’m envious of your natural abilities with wood

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-18-2008 04:26 PM

First project? You’ve gotta be kidding! Impressive.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 11-21-2008 01:17 AM

That is so cool! The bears make it a real neat kids stool.

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