|Project by TravistheNewb||posted 09-26-2015 04:57 AM||915 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I debated whether or not to post this because it’s pretty rough and I’m not exactly proud of it, but in the end, for me, my LJ projects are intended to showcase my journey more than my skill, so here it is.
Backstory: My parents had a concrete bench by their pond and my son and I broke it this summer jumping off of it together. It was a concrete slab set on top of two concrete legs. I salvaged the legs and promised I’d make them a new bench.
There is about 1/8 acre on their land with wood from trees the previous owner felled years ago so I scoured it and didn’t find a whole lot of options based on my size requirements and the overall poor condition of the wood. The log I chose ended up having quite a bit of soft wood around the perimeter and I couldn’t knock it all off without the remains being too small for my purposes but it was the best I could find.
Eventually I plan to put a more permanent bench top on it but it was a good learning exercise and gives them something to sit on just in time for the Texas weather to cool down.
All questions and constructive criticism are welcome. Thanks for looking!