|Project by RobS||posted 07-02-2007 11:05 PM||2579 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
Or should I say driftwood bench.
On our last trip to Sargent, Texas we went to the beach. As I walked the beach I noticed a number of different sized boards that, over time, had drifted up amongst all the other branches, limbs etc. I grabbed three, a rough 48” X 13” X 1” plank, probably off some ancient pirate ship, a 78” X 6” X 5/8” board, probably from some poor soul’s ruined, hand built life raft, and a 48” X 4” X 1” piece that already had barnacles attached.
All my family just shook their heads as I strapped the trio to the top of the vehicle and brought them home on the 400 mile trip. After cutting the smaller two to length and width as I saw fit, I built the support. I then used the wide plank for the top after cutting off the jagged, shark bitten ends.
The bench measures 18 inches tall and 41 inches wide, the finish was two coats of Watco Teak Oil. Now anytime someone feels the need to visit the beach, they just need to walk out on the back deck and take a seat.
Thanks for looking.
-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX