|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 07-24-2009 05:58 PM||3157 views||6 times favorited||23 comments|
Free Book Draw
This bench is just one of the many projects found in American Country Furniture. The projects are from the workshops of David T. Smith” and the book is written by Nick Engler and Mary Jane Favorite. This book is another one donated by Fox Chapel Publishing and a copy will be sent to a lucky winner, selected by a random draw. (Details will be provided in the September eMag.)
[Note: the draw in August’s eMag will be for “Turning Vintage Toys”. See details here.]
What a great resource “American Country Furniture” is for any woodworker! I will be writing a review of the book in the September eMag, along with letting you know how to submit your name for the free random draw.
Once again a big thanks to Fox Chapel Publishing for this event.
The bench was the easiest and quickest project Rick and I have ever done. In less than an hour we had the bench completed and sitting outside. I give most of the credit for the ease of this project to the project plans.
What I especially like about this bench is that the side rails sit onto notches cut into the legs, plus use glue and nails to secure them, creating extra support. The bench is really stable. I like it!
This bench is made from rough-cut pine, as that is what we had available. Because it was so quick to make I’m sure we’ll get some wood that is more appropriate for the outdoors at a later date. (I’ll add it to that to-do list for next year!) Until then it will have to survive with a coat of urethane on it.
I have woodburned my “Gathering Place” logo onto the bench, coated it with several coats of urethane and then a layer of wax.
This past week we purchased some grave vines and, once we got home and I had a look around, I decided that I didn’t have a perfect spot for them so we’d have to create one!
Several years ago the cloth gazebo that we had just purchased was damaged in a wind storm and I salvaged the corner panels to use in an arbour. Every year I say “I want to build the arbour this year” but other things always become more of a priority. This year was no different and the arbour again went onto the list for next year – that is until the purchase of the grapes!
A quick (well, it was quick for me, but Rick did the digging!) build and the frame was up. We added the old gazebo frames and that was that! Simple.
We left the four posts tall. These will be posts for more birdhouses.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)