|Project by Randy_ATX||posted 03-23-2015 11:48 PM||1289 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
My first rustic bench. This was one of many Oaks that died due to the very dry year Central Texas experienced 3 years ago (we are still in a drought). I hauled this Texas Red Oak to a local mill near Austin last year. This was also some of the first lumber I dried in my homemade solar kiln. Fittingly I gave this bench to my mom as the tree came from her property. All mortise and tenon construction at a 15 degree angle. I let the wood speak for itself, just rounded the top edge over with a 3/8 round over bit. Really light sanding to maintain the texture. Two coats of Danish oil.
-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH