Mesquite Window Seat

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Project by Jacob Lucas posted 11-01-2011 08:04 PM 1278 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mesquite Window Seat made in hopes of getting a little bit of cash, times are hard. The top slab is 8/4 thick, and the legs are 4/4. The legs are attached with 3/8 steel rod from my local tractor supply co and of course glue. All voids were filled using a 2 part epoxy which I always like the look of. The finish is a couple coats of General Finishes Polyacrylic Semi Gloss. Hope you all like it!

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#1 posted 11-01-2011 08:05 PM

Sorry the pics are sideways!

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#2 posted 11-01-2011 11:04 PM

That is a very nice table. I like it. Good job!

You shouldnt have any problems selling that piece.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 04:30 AM

Very nice bench. could you tell me how you set the 3/8 rod? thanks!

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 05:24 AM

It was pretty easy actually. All I did was make a jig that was the same size as the top of the legs.. and pre drilled 2 holes that were about 1/16th shy of the rods diameter. Then brad nailed the jig to the top of the leg and drilled about an inch and a half down on both holes. Pulled out the brads and did the next leg, then I drew out where I wanted the legs to sit on the bench and traced around the legs onto the bottom of the top. Next I brad nailed the jib inside the traced area and pre drilled those holes. Finally get the rod and hammer that bad boy all the way into the top, put glue on the leg and then persuaded the leg onto the rods. The holes came out damn near at a perfect 90 degrees, my drill with a bubble level helped me there. Any more questions?

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