|Project by Gunman||posted 10-16-2015 04:46 PM||795 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I took on woodworking as a hobby some months ago after being inspired by Paul Sellers’ videos. This is my first completed project : just a small bench made from wood taken from an old tv stand that I got for free but didn’t like. I’m quite happy I managed to do everything by hand for this ! Only the curved moulding remains from the original furniture.
I resawed the wood to dimension, replaned it to expose some fresh wood (the original finish didn’t age well) and cut the joinery : through-tenons for the top, and tusk tenons for the legs. I did not need to use any glue, it is holding up great by itself !
I did not use any predefined design, I just went with what was in my head and did with the limitations of using reclaimed wood. It is far from perfect : the mortises are not very pretty, the feet are not very well finished as I didn’t really know how to cut them, and it has a bit too much space in the front, which makes it tip forward if you don’t sit far back enough.
Nonetheless, it is functional, I had great fun and I learned a lot by making it !