|Project by jockmike2||posted 05-04-2009 12:26 AM||2037 views||3 times favorited||26 comments|
Last winter I got some slab wood,to burn in the wood stove in the shop. from a local lumber yard. I was cutting it up with my circular saw. I found some nice slabs I made burl clocks out of and I saved a couple of pieces of oak. One was white, one red. Both had nice edges so I thought I’d make a bench sooner or later. I drilled a couple of holes at an angle, through the seat into the bench legs, and put half inch rebar inside 2×2” oak squares to screw the backs to. I still want to make half moons at the bottom of the legs to make the bench more stable on uneven ground. Anyway it did’nt turn out too bad. I put red oak stain and shellac as a finish and some briwax for a final finish. I don’t know if the wife wants to keep it or sell it. What do you think? What’s it worth? Oh yea, had a couple cracks I fixed with cocabolo butterflys. I attached the legs by making two dado cuts and gluing in the legs then I cut four short pieces of eL shaped steel and layed it along side both sides of where the seat met the leg and drove screws into the steel and seat and through the leg and into the el on the other side, stengthening the legs and seat to the legs in good order.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -