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BradO

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 01:09 PM

Wow, great comments from everyone. Thanks so much. What I’m taking away from this is that I had fun designing but the practicality of it is a little far fetched. I may lose some pieces and adjust others. I’ll come up with a new sketch to see what you all think.

CutWorm: I’d like to be able to have a bench in the middle of the garage but we use that bay frequently and it needs to fit in the corner. I’m thinking something like a make shift bench with saw horses if I need something larger in the middle of the garage. Something easy to dismantle.

Scott: Thanks for the detail

Purp: Great tip! I’ll try that.

fuigb: Ya, I’m with you. Sounds like with all the wet wood, getting tight joints without fasteners is a pipe dream. I may have to go with hardware.

Greg: Thanks so much for this. I agree on every point. I’ll hit them one at a time.
1: Looks like Levelers are the way I’m going. Do you have any suggestions on ones to try?
2: I mostly just wanted to go all wood and glue for the learning experience and to be able to say if was held together without hardware. I think with the wet wood moving around and the dowel problem, I’ll have to get over that idea.
3: I like to think that I’ll never move from this house but that’s always possible. I’ll rethink it.
4: I plan to put it on the 12” overhang on the right. Would that work?
5: I’m with you. I think two lag bolts per side will be in my next sketch. Let me know what you think.
6: I guess that would be possible. Since I’m bolting the rear stretchers to the studs, I guess I may even be able to lose the back legs. Is that taking it too far though?
7: Good point. All the more reason to use fasteners, right?
8: Oh yes, I’ve spent a while looking at that. Such good stuff there.

Clint: Nice looking bench. I’m going to throw in some fasteners and try to simplify things a bit.

Thanks again to all of you for taking a look. I’m going to draw up a new sketch soon and I’m very curious to get your thoughts on the amended version.

-Brad


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