|Project by riverguy||posted 10-07-2012 12:24 AM||2266 views||28 times favorited||13 comments|
After the day’s work on a remodel job, there were these four and five-foot pieces of 2×6 and 1×3 left over, and my Lovely Bride had been asking me to build a small bench to go under this huge tree in the middle of our backyard. This is what I made for her. The pics are self explanatory. I routed the edges of the 2×6 support members and shaped the arms on my belt sander with a 60-grit belt, “finishing” them to 120 grit with a R/O sander. After these pics were taken, I finished the bench with two coats of Sikkens Cetol, which I use on all outdoor projects. I’ve had some of those living outside for many years and they still look great. The bench is assembled with deck screws in counterbored holes that got plugged with 3/8” plugs made from the same scrap wood. Best part about it is the materials (except for the screws) were free!
-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.retro-industrial-chic.com