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Rustic X Benches

  • November 10, 2014

clay.nolan
clay.nolan
clay.nolan
clay.nolan

My mom refinished an old-fashioned table for me in a red mahogany stained table top with ivory legs. I wanted seating for around the table that was unique and accented the table and cloth chairs, which I purchased for the table. I searched the web for bench designs and stumbled upon the perfect design and plans on Ana White's website. I was surprised at how easy the pocket holes were to make with my new Kreg jig and how easy it made it to assemble the bench pieces. It was my first project and the first time I have used the Ryobi impact driver, drill, and sander, and it made the work quick and easy. The hardest part was attaching the X's on the bench and cutting the angles just right. Luckily, I got a little help from the cordless brad nailer to hold these piece in place so I could predrill for the screws. The benches have been well-received to anyone who has seen them either by picture or in person and suit the table ideally being custom-designed. Being the first I have done, I learned that having the right tools make a major difference in building. I realized how I much I truly enjoy working with tools and building and can't wait for my next project.

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Rustic X Benches

by clay.nolan
Nov 10, 2014

My mom refinished an old-fashioned table for me in a red mahogany stained table top with ivory legs. I wanted seating for around the table that was unique and accented the table and cloth chairs, which I purchased for the table. I searched the web for bench designs and stumbled upon the perfect design and plans on Ana White's website. I was surprised at how easy the pocket holes were to make with my new Kreg jig and how easy it made it to assemble the bench pieces. It was my first project and the first time I have used the Ryobi impact driver, drill, and sander, and it made the work quick and easy. The hardest part was attaching the X's on the bench and cutting the angles just right. Luckily, I got a little help from the cordless brad nailer to hold these piece in place so I could predrill for the screws. The benches have been well-received to anyone who has seen them either by picture or in person and suit the table ideally being custom-designed. Being the first I have done, I learned that having the right tools make a major difference in building. I realized how I much I truly enjoy working with tools and building and can't wait for my next project.