Bench / shoe storage, etcPosted: September 24, 2013
Our front porch is back in action, and fit for human use since we only have one cat now. Years of using the back door like a hippy is about to change.
Thank said, a suitable place to sit and store shoes would be handy. I started working on that today.
I’m starting with a handful of fir 2×6″s. I got these from someone in the neighborhood who emailed me a year or two ago about a renovation they were doing. They said they had all this wood for free. And they just sort of happened upon my blog and thought I could use it. As most the homes in the area it looked about 1950’s or so. So at least 60 year old fir. Tight grain. Good stuff.
Rough though, a bit warped, and with nails.
They I straightened one side so it sat firmly and square on the band saw table.
Here’s a piece after resawing on the bandsaw for the rails.
Planing short pieces for the legs.
You can see here how I now have the long sides (faces) are parallel, but the edges aren’t square.
I squared up on side and edge on the jointer, they ripped the leg to final width on the tablesaw.
I also ran the thinner stock for the rail through the planer to get rid of the bandsaw marks.
Four legs blanks, and stock for the rails.
Thinking the top and panels with be some of the butternut boards I have.