|Project by ravensrock||posted 02-06-2016 05:12 PM||408 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My brother-in-law asked if I could make a bench for them to use in place of stools at the kitchen island. He showed me a picture of something he saw at an Amish market and I used similar dimensions. It’s about 52” long and 24” high and has a bit of weight to it. Fairly simple design that gave me more practice with mortise and tenon joinery. I also learned that I need to pay more attention to wood movement. A crack opened on the top and, thanks to the suggestions from other lumberjocks, I came up with a solution that worked great. Fortunately he wanted a “distressed” look. So I chiseled the crack into a small V shape, let some thin CA glue soak down in, then tinted some epoxy to fill it in a bit. Finished with Honey Amber Transtint dye, General Finished Salem oil stain, then an American Walnut glaze. Topped with 4 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal.
-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking