|Project by oldguy2||posted 04-23-2016 12:46 PM||387 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Garden Bench Part 2. This is the smaller Bench if you go to my site the larger bench is described. But this set is almost done and needs another bench and a small table for around our wood fire pit. The seat top is a 2×10 35 inch long beveled ends. The legs were made from larger pieces of poplar. 14in tall x 11 wide taper to 9 at the top. a 3 inch foot and 1 inch high opening. The center stretcher was another poplar piece 6×21 1/2, I found the center and tapered the ends to 4 inch high. All the poplar was rough and about an inch thick adding to the sturdiness of the bench. I made the under frame from 2×2 and pine to trim it and give the legs some solid attachments. In the assembly, my plans were to do the frame and attach the top. But in looking it over attaching the frame then a leg, then pilot drilling into the stretcher was better. I centered the frame and screwed on a leg. Then did one screw into a leg and the stretcher to center it then the second screw. Even though I had a bottom line mark I see a slight misaliignment due to board warp, I should have done that dry fit. I used the new no foam Gorilla Glue again and it was easy to use and clean up. I used a Chestnut stain from Minwax and the top is a red paint from Varithane. Same also for the larger bench These will sit out all summer and fall so the paint was best and I like regular wood on seat areas. The bench is 16 inch high nice for sitting or food and marshmallow rods.
Time to make plans for Bench 3 and the small table.