|Project by junipercanyon||posted 08-10-2012 08:06 PM||2701 views||15 times favorited||23 comments|
I built this bench in the middle of the woods with nothing more than my chainsaw and a chisel. I milled the slabs with my alaskan chainsaw mill, then used the chainsaw to cut all the profiles and notches, and slipped it all together. It made a nice camp bench for the weekend. Since everything was designed to slip together, it was easy to disassemble and bring home, where I put it back together, (with screws this time) and did some shaping with the grinder to round off all the edges and put on a coat of deck sealant. The slabs were milled the base of a really old pine that had been blown down by wind. It was about 50feet long, but about 40feet was rotted away to nothing more than a pile of dust, only the last 10feet or so was still wood! I’m assuming that this tree died standing, and all the pitch drained down to the base before the wind blew it over which preserved it from rotting. I really enjoyed this project, and plan to make many more of these.
-- Juniper Canyon Design