Five Board Bench

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Project by Kaa162 posted 03-07-2014 04:50 PM 1818 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first commission! My wife’s coworker asked if I would make her a bench. So I did and only charged her for the materials. I experimented with this one since I am still building my skills. I used some premium yellow pine from my local dealer here in town. There was a severe mark on the board they cut for me so they gave me an additional 6’ of 1”x12” for free. There is a reason to use local dealers! I used dowels instead of mechanical fasteners. I did not hate using dowels, but not my favorite method. My next bench I want to make using Dovetails on my new dovetail jig. Either way, it was a great skill building activity, super basic project, and very fast to put together. The finish is a water based finish which I do not like using…doesn’t bring out the grain the same as oil based. I covered it with a spray poly, sanded with 220, poly some more, then polished with carnuba car wax.

Let me know what you think!!

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 05:02 PM

Well done.

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 09:19 AM

Good looking bench

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 02:23 AM

Very nice indeed. Well done. Thanks for Sharing.


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#4 posted 03-11-2014 01:58 AM

Very nice

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 03:41 PM

Your bench looks great and solid. Like the use of dowels and your finish is great.

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