Double X Bench

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Project by DanK posted 09-22-2021 02:25 PM 595 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest in a series of benches I’ve been building. Planed down 2×4 material to get rid of the rounded edges and so the piece wouldn’t feel as clunky/heavy. Exposed dowels hold the legs together which I think adds a nice detail .
Stained everything with dark walnut and then painted and distressed the legs with a putty knife. Coated with 4 coats of spar urethane to help keep the paint from flaking off further. Certainly not fine woodworking but it’s a solid bench, and my customers are happy.

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#1 posted 09-22-2021 03:29 PM

excellent job on the distressed finish often not done very well, yours looks like it’s been outdoors for 30 years.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-22-2021 04:01 PM

Really like the benches, the design is great as is the execution.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 09-23-2021 12:42 AM

I think it IS fine woodworking You have some nice design elements there and you did a nice job on a convincing finish.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 09-23-2021 01:26 PM

These look great, and really it all comes down to the end user / owner of the pieces. If they asked for and received exactly what they ordered, and they get used it’s a Job well done.

-- No matter where you go, there ya are!l

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