|Project by bamugo||posted 07-13-2015 07:39 PM||958 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my very first woodworking project. I recently organized, designed, and participated in the building of a fence for me and a few neighbours, and I enjoyed working with the wood. I decided to try my hand at a little bench to give my daughter for her first birthday.
I found a plan for an adult-scale bench online and scaled it down to the right size for a toddler. Had to make some adjustments because lumber dimensions don’t always scale well – and I was using 100% offcuts from the fence.
I think it turned out well for my first crack at woodworking. Learned some lessons (there’s a slight wobble, but since it’s going on the grass, it’ll settle).
I used chalk paint and wax to finish it off. I originally tried a semi-transparent, white stain, but you could see all the spots where I’d put wood filler in the countersunk screw-holes. No good.