|Project by jaykaypur||posted 07-31-2012 01:13 AM||1628 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
This bench is black walnut from two sources. The bench and back are bookmarked pieces I got from a friend and the legs are from a tree on the property. It was harder than I thought to get everything to line up halfway decent. The tools used were a chainsaw (I split the log for the legs by clamping it to my shave horse and cutting it down the middle with the chainsaw), various sanders (LOTS of sanding!), drill/screws and chisels. After building this bench, I very much respect the work that Jeffro does and realize that I am a LONG way from skills like that. The bench at first had long back legs that extended above the top but I cut them off as the project morphed on me. The bench measures 5’ long, 3’ tall, and 18’’ deep. The height of the seat is 18’’ also. I used a mixture of walnut dust and CA glue to fill the screw holes (poor man’s plugs) and they turned out pretty nice. I finished it with Danish oil and now have to decide what to do with it. Oil is still drying in some of the pics.
I didnt like this thing at the start and middle of the build but as I got closer to completion it started growing on me and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It is sturdy as can be and weighs about 55 lbs. Thanks for the looks and comments.
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!