|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-23-2014 11:19 PM||1100 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
This was created as a commissioned piece for a very good friend of ours.
A couple of years ago I made her a milking stool that looked ancient – she gave it to a friend for the holidays.
Now she wants a larger one for her own house. :-)
The wood is all solid white oak, with the exception of the walnut wedges I used to secure the upright tenons.
The seat started out at 1 3/4 inches thick – after carving, sanding and distressing it averages around 1 1/2 inches.
It stands two feet high.
Pic four is a view of the bench right after hammering in the wedges – uncarved and perfect…. I always feel a tad bit of remorse right before I start distressing a piece I worked SO hard on getting so square and true.
Pic five is what I had to do to get all the angles correct in my head prior to cutting the oak – all four legs lean in towards the center on a double, five degree angle. It made it a bloody nightmare fitting the top to the legs!
Finish was three coats of a Tinted Danish Oil/Poly Mix that I came up with to enhance distressed pieces.
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