|Project by AKSteve||posted 341 days ago||1121 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
Finally Finished the Bench, this is my first piece of furniture that I have built from the ground up, I got the idea from a bench I found on the internet, instead of using pins I used thru mortise and Tenon for both the legs and the braces, you can see the thru tenons on the beams, all fo the Tenons were keyed with Wenge and the Legs and Beams aret Jatoba and the bench is curly Maple, sorry the indoor pics didn’t turn out to good but you can see some of the curly maple on the bench, I used Tea to stain the whole project and put two coats of Teak oil and about 5 coats of Wax on top of that, it’s got a really nice satin finish to it. anyway I am kinda glad the pictures are a little blurry, I did everything by Hand so there are plenty of mistakes but hey that what makes this project what it is. I will be entering this into Alaska Fair along with another piece for and entry way table that I have drawn up with models to go by. Can’t wait.
-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska