|Project by newTim||posted 545 days ago||1566 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I built this bench in 2009 and it held up well until I left it in the puppy pen. The dogs are 14 months now and well trained, but they still have a taste for redwood. I was planning on using the e-collar to help them out and another LJ suggested bitter apple spray. I will probably use a combination of the two. The e-collar will work, but you have to catch them in the act a couple of times. We’ll see.
I sanded out the chew marks on the top rail and replaced the arms. I used the mortise pal jig extensively on the original build for the loose tennon joinery and it worked well on the repair too. I did a short blog on the repair here's a link to the original blog. And to the original project page.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com