Category Archives: Benches & things to sit on

12 drawers down

Starting off with a “oo la la” plane shot working drawer parts:And the result,12 drawers done, at least that many to go. These are dovetailed boxes with a 5mm plywood bottom nailed on. I’m using up white oak sap wood. I … Continue reading

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Joint stool from stems & twigs

(Commander Cody) This stool is made from white oak branches, great grain, great pain to work. Lots and lots of (liquid) hide glue/sawdust hole & crack filler, which does a pretty nice job of not being obvious and takes finish … Continue reading

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Bench feets

I wanted to be able to level this bench without shims. And I didn’t want to be able to see the levering gizmos. Conflicting goals for which I came up with a very imperfect solution. I found these heavy duty … Continue reading

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Bench with storage

All done. The drawers got grunge-ified with walnut Watco (Asphaltum. I hate Watco and want to use it up), a deep red stain (the red is much more obvious in the photo than to my eye), top coated with poly. … Continue reading

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Drawer cleanup

I love it when there is no need for sandpaper! Tools for dressing the outside of a drawer: Narrow bench so I can use a clamp for one side and a vise to hold the other, very solid. A low … Continue reading

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Bench storage

Once I plant this bench (it will replace a 2×4 + door bench), it ain’t moving and will quickly accumulate mountains of crap (same as the old bench). Sooo, to contain the crap, it needs storage (futile, I know). And … Continue reading

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Looks like a bench

I finally get to see the top of the bench! That 3″ maple slab is a bit really difficult to maneuver. To get it onto the base, I have to do it in stages: lift one end on to something, … Continue reading

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