|Project by everythingreclaimed||posted 01-18-2011 09:35 PM||1826 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Someone gave us a nice glass top table and some crappy chairs. I got rid of the crappy chairs so we needed something else to sit on. Some time back my aunt asked me if I ever thought about getting into making benches. Well here is my very first bench. It is made out of a roof board that came off of a barn that we dismantled. I liked the board because it didn’t have a straight edge. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out and I didn’t spend a lot of time on it (about 4 hours to build it, and about 4 hours on the finish), but my wife and everyone else who saw it just loved it. I decided to use exposed tenon joinery, dowels, glue, and a couple of screws to put it all together. The only purpose for the screws were to hold things together while the glue dried. Finished with two coats of Minwax clear satin poly.