Rustic Five Board Bench From Construction Lumber

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Project by TObenhuber posted 07-26-2016 10:09 PM 2370 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I had the day off of work. With that time I decide I could knock out a project that has been weighing on my mind for a little while now. A 5 board bench.

My wife and I recently did a kitchen remodel where we knocked down about 3 walls for the open concept everyone is going for these days. In doing so I had a lot of 2X material to use. After picking through some of the new and some of the old wood leftover, I had enough to build this bench.

There is really nothing to special about the material used or the assembly process. The legs have a 60+ year old stud running through the center. The top and stingers are from some left over 2×6’s that happened to have a huge amount of spalting running through them. So I cut out and laminated the pieces that I wanted and cut to final size. I initially assembled the bench with glue and screws. Then once the glue dried a bit, I removed the screws and replaced them with ¾” dowels. Sanded to 220 and finished with a method previously mentioned in another post. Poly, stain and oil mix. Helps avoid the harsh blotching.

Overall, I am very happy with the result.

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Creative Wood Works Hybla Valley

Thanks and be safe out there.

-- Travis, Virginia,

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 12:35 AM

Nice result from what most people would discard.

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 12:51 AM

Thanks man!!! It was a fun easy project.

-- Travis, Virginia,

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