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Project by Kaa162 posted 167 days ago 725 views 3 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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WayneC

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#1 posted 167 days ago

Well done.

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clarkey

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#2 posted 166 days ago

Good looking bench

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Rick

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#3 posted 165 days ago

Very nice indeed. Well done. Thanks for Sharing.

Rick

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Kase

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#4 posted 164 days ago

Very nice

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#5 posted 161 days ago

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

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