|Project by MasonSanDiego||posted 08-10-2010 07:30 AM||2555 views||11 times favorited||20 comments|
I just found this site as I was looking for ideas for benches to go along with the table. Love the forum discussions and useful information offered here. People seem friendly too. Here is my first project post with more to come hopefully….
This was/is my first time ever making a piece of furniture. The legs and frame are made from redwood and the top is poplar. Due to my lack of experience, I tried to keep the design simple. The frame is 2X4 with 4X4 redwood legs. The top and sides are 3.5in poplar slats with a 1.5in poplar trim around the edge. I have to come up with some chairs and/or benches now. Any suggestions on bench designs or ways to improve design, durability, or appearance would be appreciated.
I have a limited workshop with limited tools…but Im slowly acquiring more. Right now I am basically doing work with only a miter saw, circular saw, drill, and hand sander (I have a couple other odds/ends tools as well). Any suggestions on a tool that people feel is very useful or indispensable when doing projects like this would be helpful also.