rustic bench

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Project by Paul Sipos posted 11-28-2013 11:50 AM 1510 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another barn pick piece. A large, 18 1/4” wide pine board that was in good shape. Made a bench out of it utilizing pegs to hold the legs in place (if someone knows the proper name for this, please enlighten me) The main beam is made of wormy poplar, But just did it with no plan, like all my other projects, just do it from memory. It’s funny I build that way because I used to be a draftsman! Anyway, I took this to the consignment shop & put it up for sale. Oh, and forgot to mention this is made of course, out of old barn wood.


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#1 posted 11-28-2013 12:58 PM


I love to see old wide boards used like this. That is a wonderful looking bench.

You used through tenons. I guess they are also “wedged” or maybe it’s “pegged”. I’m sure others have more knowledge of this.

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 01:37 PM

Classic looking work. Nice.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-28-2013 04:00 PM

Very nice. Acquired some barn wood myself recently and am planning a couple of projects. Love the look go old weathered wood.

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#4 posted 11-28-2013 06:06 PM

Nice looking bench! I think the term is “tusked tenons”.

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#5 posted 11-28-2013 09:14 PM

Looks like it has been around for 100 years already : ) Awesome !

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#6 posted 11-28-2013 10:20 PM

Great job

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#7 posted 12-03-2013 05:26 PM

It’s gorgeous! Love the rustic appeal and awesome joinery. Great job!

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