|Project by Kaa162||posted 03-07-2014 04:50 PM||1500 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
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!