|Project by Bernie||posted 05-24-2011 04:43 AM||1276 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
It’s a good thing folks drive by my house and don’t get to check this project out closely. It looks great until you try to sit on it. I was involved in a post about doing projects on the fly, just figuring things out as you go as opposed to following plans. This project speaks to that topic. It’s a great looking bench put together with tenons and mortise joints. The only hardware are brass screws holding the seat slats down.
This was the first and last time I followed plans step. Instructions told me to cut the pieces on the cut list and then assemble. Everything was going well until the end when I was instructed to cut the taper on the back legs so the seat would lean back at about 7*. Well the wood was no longer there and now we sit up very, very straight on that bench. Now I look at designs and go at it my own way!
-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!