|Project by Schwieb||posted 12-07-2008 05:35 PM||2039 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I accumulated the slab for this bench over 15 years and several moves ago, I finally built a real shop with a planer wide enough to handle the center cut slab. The natual contours were kept in tact; however, meticulous sanding was required to make it smooth and actually beg you to touch it and set down in it. I scoured the brush piles for months to find the materials for the stringers and spindles. When it’s all in one pile it would be hard to tell a cedar branch from a cypress limb hence, I did mix materials. I didn’t discover this until I was well along with the project. Peeling the bark was tedious but when you get into the Zen of it, it was really a lot of fun. This is actually the second bench I made with the original 2” x 15”x 9’ slab. Having never built a chair before, I think they came out pretty nice.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.