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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 470 days ago

I made this bench out of old cypress barn wood. I hand planed the exposed edges, retaining any nail holes, but I left the hidden faces with their history intact. You can have it both ways.

I like kdc’s suggestion as well. I didn’t have the issue with edge glue-ups, since the barn boards were wide enough to make the five-board bench without having to do a glue-up.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!


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