|Project by Mottom||posted 05-01-2008 12:25 AM||3057 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
New England winters beat the tar out of good wood, so lacking adequate storage I decided to build something on the cheap that could be left outside (and that I wouldn’t feel too guilty about). I built the first for the neighbors who wanted a 2-seater w/ a table; then my wife wanted a 5-foot bench in a dark red stain; finally, the neighbors on the other side wanted a 7-footer that all four of them could sit on (2 adults + 2 kids). They’re nothing special, but each one was a fun exercise – to see if something “purdy” could be made with 2 by 4’s. They are constructed with screws dowels and glue. The only regret I had was that the red and brown benches did not take stain well (even with the use of a conditioner) – I guess that’s a hazard of fir. All told, I think we have about $125 total in the three benches.
-- A novice at the craft and loving every minute!