Thursday, November 24, 2011

Building begins

My lumber is S2S 1 15/16" thick so I made my legs 4x6s.  Since it's dead flat, this was super simple.

Next, I started working on the side boards.  Although it isn't in the Nicholson engraving, a number of modern builders have cut off the corners and I like the look.  I wanted to get a nice, clean finish cut, so I adopted the somewhat unorthodox approach of using my big Disston miter box saw.  It worked great:

I am trying to be very careful to make sure the top boards rest on a perfectly flat plane (among other things, to minimize the effort of flattening the top) so I took a lot of time matching up the side boards exactly:

1 comment:

  1. That's some beautiful lumber Andy. Should make a fine bench. I'm looking forward to following along as you build.