|Project by Michael||posted 04-03-2017 01:36 AM||445 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My sister wanted a bench, so I built this out of pine for her birthday. I used square nails to hold the top and rails and a wedged through-tenon for the center rail. I didn’t use any glue, though perhaps I should have. I based some of the design on Ron Aylor’s bench (thanks for the information Ron!), and some on some photos I saw online. The sides fit in a housing dado cut from the top.
I finished with minwax stain and a paste wax. I like the way it came out mottled, though I’m not sure why it worked out that way.
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