Buckboard Wagon Seat

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Project by jack1 posted 07-30-2014 09:03 PM 3671 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been eyeballing this project for more than a couple of years and finally decided to build it.
It’s a plan from Klockit and the hardware also comes from them. I got my red oak from my usual source (HD) with the exception of the feet and upper spring holder. That was 16/8ths leftover from a rocking chair project (gotta love the cut-offs).

I have to admit that I don’t like “trace to cut plans” and try to avoid them as much as possible. This one wasn’t too bad and basically gives the line to bandsaw the upper and lower back pieces as well as the profile for the feet. The rest was pretty familiar stuff.

I used a Behr’s “Natural Deck” preservative to protect it from the elements. Slight change in color but not bad. Water base was a plus for cleanup…

We live out in the country and, this is a nice usable piece for our front entry. That way guests with muddy boots can shuck em outside. ;0)

Thanks for looking.


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 09:08 PM

That’s very nice Jack. Fits perfectly there. 16/8ths? 2 inch I guess. How about 8/4ths. Four halves. :-)

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 09:18 PM

That’s what I was told when I bought the oak. Old timey maybe? ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 10:23 PM

That sure is nice Jack, now I have a reason to look through the sale magazine

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#4 posted 07-30-2014 10:54 PM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 07-30-2014 10:56 PM

i like this .to cool ,looks comfortable too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 07-30-2014 11:21 PM

Has that old timey look, just ready for a shoe shine.
And the bench isn’t bad either!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 07-31-2014 12:19 AM

That is a cool looking bench.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 07-31-2014 10:26 AM

I love this, a really great project. I too tend to stay away from plans, but I can see why you didn’t pass this one up. Excellent result Jack and I bet it’s nice to sit on too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 07-31-2014 11:03 PM

Thanks everyone. It is a comfortable project I must say.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 04:48 PM

Well done! It really came out nice, like the look.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 08-01-2014 05:23 PM

i love it! I could see this going right inside the door for shoe removal area…very cute…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 08-06-2014 12:03 PM

That is really nice, Jack. I’ve been wanting to build a buckboard, but I don’t have a horse..maybe a seat would do for me too!!
I like the shot on your work bench. That shows lots of good work was done there!!

Thanks for sharing, buddy!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 08-06-2014 07:38 PM

Thanks Jim. Trying to get back into it. Got lots of cut offs to use… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#14 posted 09-28-2014 02:53 AM

You have been a busy camper! Good looking bench!
Some running gears and matched team and you’d be ready to ride in style!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#15 posted 09-28-2014 03:47 AM

Hah! Thanks. I really like to work with this red oak we have here.

Go make some saw dust!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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