|Project by Rxmpo||posted 11-22-2008 09:42 AM||1377 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a project better suited for the Spring, but I never turn down a chance to make something. This was a bench that was left in our backyard when we moved into our home 3 years ago from the previous owners; obviously it had seen better days. All cleaned up with new hardware and fresh cedar, it’s looking pretty good again. I especially like the aged look of the iron contrasting the new cedar, which I must admit I wanted to repaint, but it wasn’t at my wife’s request as she was right.
All in all this was a little tricky project for me due to the curved back, that by the way weighs a ton, which was made using a pattern I created and my router with a pattern bit. Unfortunately I am without a bandsaw in my arsenal! (Please Santa I have been good!) The miters are held together with pocket screws and lag screws hold the back piece and legs together. Quite a few coats of spray on spar varnish and outside it went. As always your comments and critiques are appreciated.