|Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder||posted 06-25-2008 05:19 AM||1592 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I built this bench for a friend’s father-in-law in Jackson, TN. The recipient was a retired railroad man and had salvaged the cast iron “standards” and “arm rests” from the old train station. His son-in-law had them sandblasted and powder coated. The bench is made of cypress. I made the lattice work out of the cypress and sits in a groove around the inside of the frame. The seat is made up of slats. I used Gorilla glue for the first time on this project. I had the most “attractive” black hands for several days. I use surgeon’s gloves now. (The doctor will see you now!) All screws are stainless steel.
When the gentleman was presented with the bench, he thought it to pretty to leave out in the weather. He ended up putting it on his porch to keep it out of the weather.
Thanks for looking at my project.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.