|Project by HalDougherty||posted 09-25-2010 02:13 AM||4516 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this bench yesterday to put outside an upstairs window so I can sit in the morning and look over the hay meadow. There is a window alcove at each end of the house, so I guess I’ll have to make another bench for the other window soon. I’ve included a couple of photos that show the simple jig I made to cut each mortise using a pattern bit with my new router. (Craig’s List cheep tool gloat! $50 for a 2 1/2 hp Porter Cable router with two router table tops and router plates.) I also used a template to cut the legs for the bench. Speeds up construction quite a bit.
Here’s the project showing what this wood looked like the day I cut it.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com