Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bench Project - Part III


About a million years ago, I started designing a new bench (sitting not work) to replace an existing bench that was on death's doorstep. Last week I put saw to wood and got started. Here's the progress so far:


What? It doesn't look familiar? Well, it has been a while since you saw the design. You remember, I worked on it forever. Here's a reminder:



There, see it now? No? Hmm. Yeah, probably not. Seems like I completely abandoned that design and just started building something different without a whole lot of thought going into it. How unlike me.

This one is supposed to be more "church pew like". We'll see...

Oh, and the original bench? The one that was about to fall apart. It's still there. Even though it is not well made, it is made of real wood. I just bang the doweled joinery back together every other day and it carries on - a daily demonstration of the power of real wood. Try that with pressed sawdust!


6 comments:

  1. I love the "flower of life" motif at the top! Will it be carved?

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    1. Yes, it will be carved, although rather simply - nothing too fancy.

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  2. Looks like a great beginning. I'm looking forward to the flowers also.

    Steve in Central CA

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    1. I'm just hoping that the ending isn't too far away! This bench project seems to have some kind of incredible inertia...

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  3. I'll be interested to see how it comes together.

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    1. That's how I feel too - it's a bit of a mystery at this point.

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