|Project by studie||posted 07-08-2011 02:32 AM||2087 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This backdoor shoe storage bench was made from last years sawmill find. Now seasoned I’m making stuff with it. Outdoor seasoned wood can be hard on blades and equipment so I first use a BIG wire brush on a grinder then hand held power planer ( these blades are cheap) before touching any of my fine tools! All of the rough stock is wavy, way out of square and usually tapered so a lot of chips must fly to get a true board. On the other side is the nice wave the saw made (remember this wood is off cast and free) makes for a good companion for the live edge seat and backrest. The bench had to fit the conc. porch so the back legs are 14” longer. The seat swings up to have a place for the babies shoes then two shelves below. The back and seat are from the same plank. the back I cut into 3 slats and used the Festool Domino to join the slats to the back frame with the mahogany dominos for contrast. Ok I was out of the regular beech dominos?? Finished with my favorite Sikkens DEK deck finish, Super durable!! Oh at the same house the goofy shed I built last summer with old school door & old sash windows. I get to create fun stuff for this wonderful family and they give me more work like the new deck. Sorry for the rant and thanks for having a look. Let’s keep busy!!