Decorative Bench

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Project by JohnnyBoy1981 posted 04-23-2017 05:07 PM 893 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first real woodworking project (besides a birdhouse I made that birds refuse to live in). It’s a decorative bench that sits outside my front door. I made it out of pine, fir, or whatever softwood planks they had at Home Depot. It was my first attempt at using dados. I didn’t have a table saw then, so I tried to freehand the dados with an old router I found at a pawn shop. I ended up also reinforcing the dados with some wood screws since I didn’t trust the joinery (no experience). I then coated it in three coats of an indoor/outdoor red spray paint. A year later, it’s still very sturdy, although the dado joints are beginning to separate for some reason (possibly wood movement).

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 01:26 AM

Real nice bench!!

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

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 01:45 AM


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