|Project by moosejaw||posted 01-30-2012 06:32 PM||2150 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
OK, this was a journey. First I had to build the house. Then I built a shop inside the house. Finally I built the bench inside the shop. Wow, should have shopped at IKEA!
The bench is made with frame and panel construction in cherry. The finish is 2 coats of Danish oil w/ 2 coats of wipe on polyurethane, then finished off by being buffed smooth with carnuba wax. It is not a complicated design, but has really helped my woodworking and applied finish skills. This is my second piece of true furniture. The first was, of course, a bookcase.
Even though carpentry/contracting has given many opportunities for interesting finish work, built in’s and so on, it is not the same as this new journey of woodworking in the controlled environment of a real shop. I am enjoying every minute of it.