|Project by maddawg308||posted 03-05-2012 04:46 PM||3027 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Had some scrap lumber around and some time, I saw a book in the library on Civil War Woodworking. Showed a bench in the book that was a 5-board bench. I made two of them, one is small enough to be a stool, only about 16 inches long and unfinished as it would have been in the field. Type was used by both the Union and the Confederates, usually built in the field by those with woodworking skills and hand tools. The second one I built, in pic 2 and 3, was larger, about 26 inches long, is still the same basic 5-board bench, but I added a shelf, and painted it with a flat black spray can coat, and then lightly brushed barn red exterior latex over it, for that rustic country look.
Both items were built using salvaged lumber from replacing junk sections of my home interior. Even the nails were salvaged, left in a rusty coffee can under the house when I bought it.
I know, too simply to post here, but good work for a guy with no money and few tools, and some spare time.
-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"