|Forum topic by yellabret||posted 333 days ago||1051 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
333 days ago
ok, daughter and wife asked me to make a wedding bench for my daughters wedding next month. the idea is to have a bench and people sign the bench as opposed to a guest book and they have all those names and memories on their front porch for eternity. so of course if i am going to make something i am going all out, and i have a stockpile of slabs so i let my creativity flow and this was the result. the problem is – its really too nice clutter up with signatures everywhere on such nice wood. so i need some ideas – what i have so far is:
sign only the legs below the seat line, or below the holes where the lag screws are. inside and out, i think that would be fine. we could have a template there to control the size they sign, by my calculations if we limit it to roughly a 4×2 in area, we can fit over 150. there are about 250 guests, and couples will sign as “john and Mary Smith”.
or we could allow signing on the entire leg. or the back of the seat back as well for more space.
or, i could add something. i thought maybe about planing down some wood really thin, cutting it into sheets 8.5×11 in drill binding holes, and bind them with some leather lacing and hanging this like a guest book from one of the braces that the seat back is attached to. of course i would make the pages from a 2-ply laminate that is cross-grained for strength.
maybe i could make an ottoman type smaller bench from the same wood and they sign that?
any thoughts? ideas of another “accessory” like the wood book?