A Simple Pine Bench

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Project by Matt (MWA Woodworks) posted 07-29-2014 12:57 AM 2333 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of a couple of 2×6s. This was not a complicated build but it represents a couple “firsts” for me in my woodworking journey.

1. My first time laminating boards to make the top and legs
2. My first time making curves (for the aprons)
3. My first time using loose tenon joinery

I used a waterborne exterior poly for the topcoat.

Considering I spent $10 plus varnish for the materials, I think it makes a nice bench for potted plants or as a place to take off shoes on the front porch.

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 01:58 AM

Great job for a couple of firsts. Hopefully more of that to come!

-- LAS,

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 10:44 AM

nice bench, the arched stretchers really set it off

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#3 posted 07-29-2014 01:25 PM

thanks. I will definitely be using more loose tenon joinery. Its a tedious process to begin with, but it makes assembly really easy. If you lay out the mortises properly you get perfect alignment of the pieces without having to fiddle around and make adjustments.

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 01:06 AM

Nice bench. I like the style. Simple. Always good to learn new skills.

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