Saturday, October 22, 2011

Benches at last

Amy loves it when I have a little time between projects. She has been waiting for two years for me to make benches that can be pushed all the way under the table. The idea being that the kids can't climb up onto the table and that the benches don't crowd the room when they are tucked away.

I used some reclaimed oak to match the weathered wood of the table. The top of the bench is Cherry, which will take a few months to darken and match the table top. The stretchers are a mix of some pretty scraps that have been kicking around the shop for a few years, waiting for their time to shine.

She is so happy not to have the thrift store menagerie of chairs that circled the table. Sorry it took me so long sweet heart!

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