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Split and Shaped Bench

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Project by jtworkshop posted 1114 days ago 1346 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished a full size bench with the split wood style I’ve been working on. Aside from the thin black trim pieces under the seat area, the project is entirely scrap wood and lumber yard discards. The legs are from those ‘stickers’ that they use under loads of wood during delivery. The top is two boards, one of which had a crack in it when I got it. I split it completely, then shaped it with a planer and sander. Finish is black paint that is watered down to a wash, Safecoat low voc Mahogany color on the front top board, and raw linseed oil. After paint and stain I sanded again with fine steel wool and the top became very smooth, then finally applied linseed 3 coats. Top made some noise when I sat on it originally but it quieted right down after I installed a cross support under the seat.





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JL7

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#1 posted 1114 days ago

Very creative – I like it…..the colors really pop. Thanks for posting!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#2 posted 1113 days ago

Looks So Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 1113 days ago

Very cool look!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 1052 days ago

The bench looks great!

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