Simple Five Board Bench

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Project by rrlenhart posted 08-05-2013 01:54 PM 1219 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple five board bench that I made for my parents.

I’m new to woodworking, so the bigger stuff seems a lot easier. :)

Had to cheat and use some wood filler in the mortises.

Doug fir, sealed with cedar-shaded water seal.

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 01:56 PM

Nice looking bench.

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 02:13 PM

Nice bench.

Wood filler is not cheating. Everybody gets imperfect joinery. As gaps are concerned, the difference between the pros and the not-pros is how they fill the gaps.

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 02:24 PM

It’s a nice practical bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 05:23 PM

Very nice bench – But nothing is simple especially this one.

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 01:36 PM

Well done, looks great!! Welcome to LJ’s.

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 04:29 PM

Very nice and sturdy bench, I’m sure it will serve your parents well. Thanks for sharing.

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