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  • A red oak bench build (yawn)

    Well, has anyone here ever fielded a request/demand from your spouse to build something that you know won't be liked? I've fielded countless of these in the past and learned (after 45 years of marriage) to just do it. Buy it. Build it. Even tho it'll wind up in the landfill.

    This is one of those projects.

    Said bride now thinks we need to replace two of our kitchen chairs with a bench at the kitchen table. (Damn you, HGTV!!) After gently tap-dancing around... and NOT saying... "Are you outa your mind?" I heel under. I had picked up some rough-planed quarter-sawn red oak on sale, I thought I'd get busy. I had some legs roughed out, and then fielded a emergency "scope change" of making two benches, half the width of the original plan. No harm done.

    Legs glue-up

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    Stay tuned... gimme about 18 months... and I ought to be able to show you these.

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    • #3
      Can we expect the HD logo in the backs of the benches?

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      • #4
        Never understood the bench thing at a dinner table. I like having a back to my chair. You have fun with that.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by hockeydawg12 View Post
          Never understood the bench thing at a dinner table. I like having a back to my chair. You have fun with that.
          Can't a bench have a back?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RoadKing View Post

            Can't a bench have a back?

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            Most you see in the stores, where they have chairs on one side and bench on the other, don't have backs. A back makes it hard for the person in the middle to get in and out.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by hockeydawg12 View Post

              Most you see in the stores, where they have chairs on one side and bench on the other, don't have backs. A back makes it hard for the person in the middle to get in and out.
              Well

              I`ll be a watching this build.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by hockeydawg12 View Post
                Never understood the bench thing at a dinner table. I like having a back to my chair. You have fun with that.
                I hate the idea.

                However, when the Ayatollah of Domesticity (AKA She Who Shall Be Obeyed) requests benches, we get benches.

                When somwone spots these in Goodwill in a few weeks, they'll get sturdy ones.



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoadKing View Post
                  Can we expect the HD logo in the backs of the benches?
                  They'll be backless, Henry. And no logo.

                  When I built my ailing friend a H-D logo clock for Christmas as a commission from his wife, I asked her to keep it off Facebook.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Big D View Post

                    I hate the idea.

                    However, when the Ayatollah of Domesticity (AKA She Who Shall Be Obeyed) requests benches, we get benches.

                    When somwone spots these in Goodwill in a few weeks, they'll get sturdy ones.


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                    • #11
                      Well... the Ayatollah of Domesticity (AKA She Who Shall Be Obeyed) said, "Our daughters' birthday in the 5th... and we can't shop for a present. She liked that clock you built and said she wanted one. So why don't you build her one?

                      OK. The radar went up... here comes a problem on the Threat Board. Now, as a married man of near 45 years, there are two questions from the better half that put fear, dread, and loathing into your world. These are:

                      1) "I hate to ask you this, but...?"

                      2) "What would it take to....


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                      So, the first thing that popped into my mind was, "Sure. Fork over $200, and I'll get on it. Delivery date- April 5, 2021". I knew this wouldn't fly. I didn't have the right material, but I could stain some available red oak. She solved the clockworks problem by digging out a unused purchased clock out from under a bed, and I robbed it. I'd saved a cardboard template and a rough plan of this.

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                      Back to the benches.
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                      • #12
                        Hey Dave, I hate to tell You this, She, the wifey, was doing a April Foold Joke on You, she really didn't want a clock.

                        Well, just for the just in case, its a good thing You got it done. AAAAnd, another quality work of art by the woodmeister.
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