I have two of those exact same benches. One's complete and the other is just metalwork.Im a new member, 1st post. I found a rotting wooden bench - ornate iron ends. For years I lugged around from house to house similar iron bench ends. Never doing anything with them, I decided to renovate this bench. My ancient saw bench created slats from some left over oak TG floor boards. My mentor, Dan 2. ran the slats thro his thicknesser. Some black nuts and bolts from Bricomarche and an acceptable garden bench.
Love it, really nice looking - what have you chosen for lid stays? I have just done a box with std hinges and am looking for something similar.Only really picked up wood working in January and been messing around with various projects, restoring some old tools planes and saws and the like.
Been sticking to pine and softwood for a bit but decided to start on the hard stuff having gained a bit more confidence.
So this is my first project in hardwood using black walnut and oak.
All the wood was from some rough sawn boards so it's 95% by hand. Used the drill for some of the fittings and I used an orbital sander.
Present for my soon to be mother in law. Got some lid stays coming that is the last touch before hand over.
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Was a bit limited as tbh I make things up as I go and they end up how they end up being one offs, so the stays have ended up using were these Solid Brass small Box lid stay (pairs) and placed on the outside as the inside as the lid and box don't align. In giving it a go it worked out I think, unusual but avoids interfering with anything in the box.Love it, really nice looking - what have you chosen for lid stays? I have just done a box with std hinges and am looking for something similar.
Hi, I like the box and am impressed by the quality. I presume that the preparation of the slab involved machine planing but I can't decide about the construction. Either using hand tools or machines its quite a feat, well done.Last year I glued together all the scraps and ends I had of hardwood, planed them down into something resembling a panel, and left them on the shelf, didn't know what I was going to do with them at the time, but this week decided on a box.
Oh I like the idea of a contrasting colour. I’ve got the plug cutter and a pile of teak wood that my wife was going to throw out.nice job, could you use wooden dowel, or I have seen special 'plugs' to put in the pocket holes - could even get them in a contracting colour to make a feature of them?
How about a very gentle curve/arc on the back rest, doesn't need to be much, but something to differentiate the seat from the back maybe?
Throwing any wood away is sacrilege, but a 'pile of teak' leaves me with so many unanswered questions!Oh I like the idea of a contrasting colour. I’ve got the plug cutter and a pile of teak wood that my wife was going to throw out.
Will see if I can get some from that.
We had some well used garden furniture that had seen better days. Wife wanted to chuck it all after the table gave way.Throwing any wood away is sacrilege, but a 'pile of teak' leaves me with so many unanswered questions!