|Forum topic by TinWhiskers||posted 11-14-2015 06:34 PM||588 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-14-2015 06:34 PM
My first slab job. Want to make a bench with a back rest. With the legs and seat weighing 140 lbs, would an 80 lb back make it top heavy? Feet will be about 15’’ wide. positioned at the rear of the seat slab.
I am probably jumping the gun here as I am using the wood with a moisture content of 20%. My first intention was an outdoor bench. But have found a place for it indoors in a waiting area at a local BBQ joint.
Once made with a back rest, would I have problems when it dries and shrinks?
Could I get away with just a seat with no back rest? Maybe add a back rest next summer? The plan is to use 3’’ angle iron for leg braces with a stringer.
Slabs are 2.75’’ thick.