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Re-purposed Slabs
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:30:56 pm »
 My new neighbors recently purchased the old schoolhouse that I attended as a young'un and are remodeling it to be as close as possible to what it was back then.  Several other owners had tried to make it more modern.  As a "house warming" gift, I made them a rustic bench out of slabs from my discard pile. Here are some photos. They seemed to like it fine. 8)

     First two pictures are during construction. 

  Second two are the finished product.

  

    This is ware I larned to rede an rite.  The new owners took out a cathedral ceiling to show the original embossed tin ceiling and took out the carpet and re-sanded the original hardwood floor. Everything looks A-OK
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Re: Re-purposed Slabs
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:25:13 pm »
I betcha they will like it.
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Re: Re-purposed Slabs
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 11:48:06 pm »
That's a great project you did for them....especially as it was your schoolhouse.  Good stuff!

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Re: Re-purposed Slabs
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 12:12:01 am »
Nice smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Re-purposed Slabs
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 07:14:24 am »
Thats very nice.  Do you have a photo from the back?  I'm interested in how you did the backrest and mounted it toe the Botton slab.  What size tenons did you use?
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Re: Re-purposed Slabs
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 06:19:35 pm »
Sorry, I don't have any pics of the back, and I already delivered it. In the second photo of my post, you can see some of the details.  I drilled 1'" holes in the bottom of the backrest parallel to the face and at my desired angle into the back legs,( Seat was too shallow to allow the back to be attached there) After the back was in place, I fashioned armrests and supports with 1" sections shaved on the ends. I drilled stopped holes in the back and seat and drilled 5/8" holes at a 45 degree angle; stopped on the armrest and thru on the seat. I tapped a 5/8"  dowel down thru the hole of the seat (visible on  the photo) and after installing the armests and front supports, I tapped the dowel back up to seat in the hole on the armrest.  After all parts were in place properly, I locked all the joints with finishing nails.  The unit was very ridged when complete. I hope this answers your question.
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