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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.





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dakremer

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#1 posted 1186 days ago

very good looking bench! and for only 8 hours of work it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Welcome to LJs

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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RichardMu

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#2 posted 1186 days ago

Great looking bench. I like the look of the old wood and traditional joinery you used.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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bvdon

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#3 posted 1185 days ago

dripping with character… nice output for 8 hours of work.

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spunwood

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#4 posted 1121 days ago

Love it. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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shiney5757

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#5 posted 484 days ago

is that original machinery markings i see on the leg? looks very good.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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MUnruh

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#6 posted 440 days ago

The bench looks great! I really appreciate the pegged tenon amd mortise construction. I used a similar technique on a barnwood bench that i built in december. http://matthewcolleen.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/barn-wood-bench/

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