|Project by jinkyjock||posted 07-30-2015 03:23 PM||1248 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
the reason for the title has a simple explanation.
This bench was made for my nephew Stephen’s wife,
when asked which style she would like the bench made in,
Donna’s response was simply put, “Chunky” she said.
She was delighted with the finished article so it’s satisfying to have met my brief.
My nephew Stephen is in construction and provided the lumber.
He gave me some scaffolding battens and fence-posts.
Initially I had intended to use the fence-posts for the legs but changed my mind and the bench was made solely from the battens.
After roughly sizing I ran a hand plane over the lumber to clean it up and then sanded the worst marks out with 80grit on my ROS.
I deliberately left some saw marks etc. to retain some of the rough character of the planks.
The legs are 2 sections butted together with double biscuits and then clamped and screwed.
They were then shaped with a jigsaw.
The rest of the joints are all half-lap, 34 in total,
these were all cut on my table-saw then glued and screwed.
For a finish I used 5 coats of Poly Yacht Varnish as the bench will be outside at all times.
All in all quite an interesting project with I hope once more good use made of recycled materials.
I have a dream….....one day someone will give me a huge pile of Oak/Maple/Cherry/Walnut to work.
Thank you for looking and any comments/feedback are welcome.
Cheers, Jinky (James).