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    Rustic Bench

    The little lady wanted a rustic bench for a plant stand under the window. So I found these cypress boards in a pipe I just happened to have laying around. This is now a 150 year old bench going to put BLO on it tomorrow. To hot today to do it besides its supper time and I'm a brisket low........

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    nice job
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    She will love that!
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    Keeping the cook happy is all important!

    Good job.

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    Thanks Guys it was a fun project
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    Nice job. One thing I like to do when making a bench or stool is to bring the legs out beyond the top for stability. A little wider stance really helps, especially if the bench is sited in softer ground.

    Mike

    An added comment: If you're worried about the apron (or skirt) going straight down, put a cleat on the side of the leg, going straight down, and attach the apron to those cleats. The legs will protrude a bit but don't seem to get in people's way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    ............... This is now a 150 year old bench............
    Great job, doesn't even look a day old some good looking wood, be sure to post an update after the Blo is applied
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    Very neat bench Jay
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    Looking good Jay. I too would like to see it with the finish on. that will make the plants and the cook both happy ;-)
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