|Project by Hutch||posted 02-24-2015 01:18 AM||1753 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
I made these from reclaimed western larch (or Tamarack) from the walls of an old sawmill. This stock was milled about 40 years ago and is hard as a rock and very splintery. I had one “Sword in the Stone” sliver in my hand that I thought was permanent.
The upper is 6 feet wide and has a 14” board as the back and is about 11” deep. It is glued and pin nailed with screws in the back.
The bench is 5 feet wide and is made out of larch that is just shy of 2”. I splayed the legs at a 10 degree angle and have through mortises in the bench seat, which is 18” high and 16” deep. The stretcher has wedged through tenons at the 10 degree angle. I was going to glue this, but as I assembled it, I realized that after the wedges were put in place, it is rock solid.
I finished with BLO that was allowed to soak in and cure. I followed that with a coat of seal coat shellac and then finally with a few coats of water based poly for durability and to prevent more puncture wounds.
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