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I was asked to build an 8 X 4 oak dining room table and an 8-foot oak bench. Attached photos show I opted to make the bench first...large 2" oak slabs, 8 feet long are hard to handle...more on the table later...much later. The bench is 17" tall X 8 feet long - it's a piece of 2" oak with some good knots and grain. The finish is Minwax Golden Oak stain and 2 coats of clear satin Rustoleum enamel. The legs are 1 1/2" steel tube, deeply distressed under the power hammer, the spreaders are 3/4" square, twisted, then tapered under the power hammer. Leg wrappings are 1/4" round rod, tapered
So Spokane has a bridge right over the Falls and a customer brought me a 4ft turn buckle and wanted some thing that looked "old Iron bridgey" but also wanted to be able to see the turnbuckle. So here it is....id have only used rivets but the customer wanted back up so it is welded.....even tho those old iron bridges where all riveted. lol. the most challenging part of this build was arching the 3" x 1/4" flat bar....the hard way.....it took a lot of work because the customer did not want a thinned edge.....from hammering the outside edge to help it curve....its hard to believe I know.... but i