Oak Bench

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Project by CodeNameDarkBlue posted 07-07-2019 02:19 AM 339 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench I made for my future mother-in-law. I used red oak with the Varathane “weathered” stain. I am pleased with how it turned out. It is quite sturdy as it held my 300+ pound frame. It is more for decoration than anything. It was a fun build for sure and will get many years of use! As always, I am open to questions, comments, ideas, advice, and critiques!

I used my new Ridgid Octane Router to give a slight round over and exposed edges. That tool is awesome. I am slowly upgrading my Ridgid tools to the Octane version!

-- Adam - teaching history, coaching football, and crafting some of the finest saw dust around....

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#1 posted 07-07-2019 12:09 PM

Nice work!

-- Clark

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#2 posted 07-08-2019 07:58 PM

I think it came out very nice, but I do have a slight critique. It might be perfectly stable the way it is now, but it looks like it might tip if someone sat on the end. I think the bench would look a little more balanced if the legs were out closer to the ends of the bench.

-- John D, OP, KS

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