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Beautiful job @AndrewJones. Many thanks for sharing. It's great to see an example of what can be made using traditional techniques.
Looks fantastic. Well done @AndrewJones.
I'm sure @She_Skills would love it, too.
Lovely woodwork. Could you please explain what tenon joins are @AndrewJones?
@Mick see how the longer apron boards are poking through the legs, thats a though tenon joint. There is another expample of one on the bottom supporting brace.
Tenon joints are very strong and allow the wood to natually expand and contract. They also only require glue, no nails or screws. This was important in times where hardware whould have been expensive or not accessible.
Fun fact the hole the tenon slots through is called a mortise
Thanks for all the likes (:
Looks amazing @AndrewC -what sort of wood is it made from and does it require a coat for protection?
@KabirV Thanks and it's made from simple dressed all round premium pine from bunnings and had 3 coat of danish oil on it. With light sands inbetween coats.
I think danish oil gives a nice balance between protecting the wood and having a nice feel.
Excellent, you should be very proud of this.
Wow, its the mini template for a workbench!! Excellent work, Dave
Wow, I love this seat. Beautiful finish on it. You have done well. I really like the through tenon joins.
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