|Project by TDog||posted 04-07-2014 12:36 AM||1415 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a bridal bench I custom built for a friend of our family that got married over the weekend. I researched about 20 pictures and various styles of benches from the internet and specific woodworking books. Then I spend about 3-4 hours drafting it to scale and creating the requested measurements and merging my research to a style that I liked and that would meet their overall vision for the bench. It was dropped off at the wedding chapel and signed by all the wedding guests at the reception. I must say it was very fulfilling to hear a few people say how much they like the bench as they were signing…while I on looked from the background as I’m not much for conversation as a novice woodworker. I study the true masters and always remain in awe of their beautiful work from the 1700s on up through today. But, I still most at home working with framing lumber and basic hand and power tools. All I can say is this build was very relaxing and actually therapeutic, after all isn’t that partly what hobbies and passions are for.
If you have questions or comments I am all for hearing them. I relish hanging and chatting with other woodworkers who get it. That love for creating something hopefully beautiful, useful, and long lasting out of what others call “boards.”
-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23