|Project by SteveE||posted 03-17-2009 04:12 AM||1645 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
I saw a picture of a bench similar to this one online and I thought I’d make an imitation. It is a coffee table that converts to a bench by flipping the panels which are resting inside of the bench frame. I was attracted to the idea of a multifunctional piece of furniture. With the basic idea and a couple of sketches, I went for it. I used white ash because I wasn’t too sure about how it would come out and didn’t want to use very expensive lumber that I ordered online. I bought the lumber from a popular supplier who has a fondness for blue and I got a couple of pieces that had gray streaks so, I made lemonade by incorporating them into the table top. The finish is watco danish oil which looks pretty okay on ash, I think.
-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place