|Project by gridlockd||posted 03-26-2016 12:56 PM||645 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Made this red oak slab bench over the winter with no particular purpose in mind. bench is 5’ long, 11” wide, 17” tall, and slab is just over 3” thick. This was my first try at all natural joinery and I was very happy with the results. the legs are mortised in to the top and then pegged through the top with 1” diameter turned walnut pegs. the slab had several checks and cracks from drying, so i filled them with red oak wood filler. they are barely noticeable unless you know what you’re looking for. Finished the entire thing with 3 coats of semi gloss spar urethane, so it would be usable indoors or out. I left the natural edge on the front to give it a rustic look.
This was a really fun project, they always seem to be more fun if i’m not working against a timeline! I intended to sell this bench, (and it’s sister, which is in the works) but my wife may have laid claim to it unless the right price is presented!
All in all, it turned out really nice and I learned a few new skills to add to my arsenal. thanks for looking.