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Bench for School Bus Kids

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 09-24-2017 03:19 AM 314 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My HOA recently got underway, and one of the first items on the agenda was to build benches and tables for the common areas in the neighborhood. As I have made lots of noise with my tools for quite a while now, it was no secret that I build things. At the first HOA meeting, I was “nominated” to build the things that were needed. I began with a bench to be placed where some of the kids in the neighborhood wait for the bus.

Using Jay Bates’ free plan, I constructed this bench from 8 2×4s. I used glue and 2 1/2” screws to put it together.

Interestingly enough, I was initially excited about this project because I could use 2×4s that weren’t jointed and planed. I could just cut and construct. WRONG. I sanded for 2 days before I was satisfied that it was ready to paint.

For the remainder of the items on the list, I will absolutely use the planer and jointer. It is insane how much sanding jointing and planing save you.

Thanks for looking!

-- Hardwoods shouldn't be so expensive. Unlike money, hardwoods literally grow on trees!!!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-24-2017 11:57 PM

nice and for a good project too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 12:45 PM

Nice project, I have used Jay Bates plans before with good results.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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