Garden Bench - Gluing Up...

Behold: The bench, glued up, and at five feet long, perfect for three people to sit comfortably.dscn4577.jpg
Bench with rough-shaped seat slats.
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Mocking up how the bench will look as a two-seater after realizing that, as much as I may wish otherwise, it simply was not going to hold three people. I actually sat down on it and heard a stretcher crack at the joint. First thing's first: lay down on the shop floor and take a nap. Then it's back to work.
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Sawing apart the stretchers.
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Twelve hours later, glue-up (redux).
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Setting up to cut the seat planks down to size.
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Cutting one of the seat planks. This was the hardest part.
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And now: the new and improved two-person bench, complete with lower stretchers.
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7:15 PM, Sunday night. Just enough daylight left to take a few pictures before the deadline tomorrow morning.
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