|Project by Dave||posted 02-12-2012 10:25 PM||4460 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
So my wife wanted a bench to have in the shower and can take it out of the shower to hold towels if she wants to. I originally bought some cypress and I didn’t like the color or how light the wood was. I really couldn’t see spending $200 on Teak so I found some Ipe on sale at the local Woodcraft for $4/bd ft. I spent about $75 on the entire project.
The entire project was done with mortise and tenon and the top using tongue and groove with urethane waterproof glue. This was a challenge because Ipe is so hard and does not chisel well and Everytime I used my hollow chisel mortiser the chisel wanted to follow the graing and turn slightly. I got to use my newly aquired planer and worked superbly. I finished it off with Danish oil. Oh, and the wife loves it.