|Project by Christian Holihan||posted 05-11-2015 07:54 PM||1074 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
I was hired to make a 6’ bench to go with an inherited kitchen table. She needed it in 4 days. I was able to get a great source of old wood. The top and legs are white oak, the aprons are poplar. All i did to finish it was sand it smooth while keeping some mill marks and aging. The wood was leftover from a Tennessee homestead back in the 50s.
I used pocket holes to put it together. If it were up to me, I would plane it all true and flat then use traditional joinery, but time did not allow for it and the client wanted the aged exterior.
This bench weighed 8000 pounds. I am glad it is done. The client was super happy.
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