…in the workshop.
I am working on a client’s storage bench seat.
It will be a corner seating area consisting of a storage bench on one side and a bookshelf bench on the other. The plan is for it to look simple, upcycled, and a little rustic. To that end I am using old scaffold boards to create the bench tops, pallet wood for the facings, and reclaimed timber for the frame.
Progress is slow, as we are very busy on a time consuming job in Liverpool at the moment, so I am snatching workshop time as and when I can. So today I spent a couple of hours in the workshop.
One scaffold board was cut in half to make a wider board. However, there was a bad split at one end. To stop the split from opening up in use I glued and cramped the split and then let in a Beech wood butterfly key to hold the split together.
The two halves of board where then hand planed to a straight edge, doweled with four 10mm dowels, and glued and cramped.
The next stage, when the glue has cured, will be to sand the surface smooth with a belt sander.