5 Board Bench

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Project by markswoodcraft posted 177 days ago 918 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everybody, I’m back.
I haven’t posted a project in a while, although I’m sure that none of you noticed my absence.

The Bench is of the traditional 5 board variety, made of pine, with screw construction.
the screws are covered up by dowel pins.
Dimensions are 33 3/4” x 17” x 11”
It is stained with minwax red chestnut oil based and finished with 3 coats of Varathane interior poly.

There is an identical one on the way, but I won’t post it unless you want me to

Thanks for looking,

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2 posts in 381 days

#1 posted 177 days ago

great job

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 177 days ago

Good job on this. Plug covers over the screws are great.

suggestion, on the second one, give yourself a reason to post it . Try to incorporate a new technique or skill in building it. You have shown a great ability to learn, so challenge yourself with every new project.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Matt in Franklin

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#3 posted 177 days ago

Mark, when you said it was made of “pine”, do you mean that you used dimensional lumber 1x? from the big box? If you used dimensional lumber, how much sanding did you do? The reason I ask is because I am making a rustic coffee table out of dimensional lumber for my wife and was curious how much sanding to do on it to get an even stain.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#4 posted 177 days ago

i used clear select pine from home depot
the top and legs are 1×12 (that is to say 3/4×11)
the sides are 1×4 ( 3/4×3 1/2)
quite a bit of sanding was required but to get a more even stain i used pre stain wood conditioner
thanks for the question

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#5 posted 170 days ago

Looks great and well made, has very nice finish. Looking forward to the next one. Great job!

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