|Forum topic by HillWilly||posted 05-13-2015 06:19 PM||737 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-13-2015 06:19 PM
Gday L-Jox, I have hundreds of new well seasoned, untreated, straight, soft pine slats that are 3/4” x 2.5” x 30”. I am thinkin’ bout makin’ a bench using these 30” slats crosswise.
My thought was to intersperse a 2×4 approx every 8 or 10 inches or so during glue-up that will retain nuts, lock washers and threaded rod, and also will accomodate some kind of dogs.
I don’t have a lot of equipment so I am thinking that it might allow me to assemble this in small 10 or 12 inch sections.
Me thinks I like a very soft top for anchoring an occasional screw or nail into, and with the amount of use I get from a bench that it would still outlast me.
I haven’t finalized any details yet but I was thinking about cutting a notch along the top end of these 30 inchers and making a hardwood apron that would attach downward as well as endwise. After this is all assembled I will hand plane it all flat.
I also have lotsa 2×12 LVL to build the upper and lower stretchers, and legs. I will make some hardwood shoes for the bottom of the legs cus I don’t think the LVL would hold up well.
My question to y’all is will my idea work with this wood ????
Thoughts and suggestions are welcome!!!
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