I Can Bench More Than You

Recently we've taken on a small remodel over at Pies and Pints for Randal "Smith". One of the things we've been working on is a plywood bench seat for the bar. It didn't seem very large and heavy on paper but our shop wasn't set up for ripping sheets of poplar. So we built it in our back yard. With the deadline getting past due we needed to finish fast and the gorgeous Seattle summer was done. What to do.

All to say my wife graciously let me use her dinning room to finish the bench. I set up plastic in front of the door to help with the fumes and a heavy drop cloth for the floor.

There can be no creative solutions in small business without a little help from that special someone.

3/4 poplar w/ 2x4 framing. Top is about 36" and seat depth is around 17" and 10' long. Poplar is porous so extra attention to the stain and finish have been a drag on the schedule.   

3/4 poplar w/ 2x4 framing. Top is about 36" and seat depth is around 17" and 10' long. Poplar is porous so extra attention to the stain and finish have been a drag on the schedule.