Just old barn wood?

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Project by bandit571 posted 01-23-2011 08:38 PM 2508 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some old barn wood. This is based on a bench by Norm Abram, called an English Garden bench. His was of Teak ($$$$ !) mine out of pine (0$). Bench here is just 48” wide. Mortises are pegged. Bench has been sitting on the owner’s back porch for almost three years now.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 10:11 PM

I like this style of bench I’ve been using one for years.

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 04:57 AM

I’ve been thinking of building a Mission Style headboard from some old barn wood…......I’m really rustic…...LOL

Looks great!

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 06:15 AM

if you like working with pine try some western larch lumber it is a really great outdoor wood the wood is very dense heavy and full of sap so bugs and termites dont like it and because of the high sap content it is very weather resistant when treated with tompsons water seal love the bench great work take a look at a set of stairs i made out of larch in my projects, ps norm is my hero

-- eric underwood

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