It has been awhile since I posted about something old becoming new again. Last year around this time we bought some property out on the Belle Fourche River. There was a pile of lumber left by the previous owner and I have had it in the back of my mind since we got the place. I was certain I could make a couple of Aldo Leopold benches from these leftover scraps. This weekend we went out to the property to plant a some plum trees. I knew it was supposed to rain and snow again, so I grabbed up the lumber as we left. I searched Pinterest for various plans. None were very comprehensive. I came across a couple that were helpful. I liked this template the best.
All I needed to buy was:
6 bolts 3 1/2 inches long
6 hex nuts
8 exterior deck screws 3 inches long
Of course that is doubled, since I am making 2 benches. I didn't need to buy deck screws, because we already have plenty.
Sorry the photos are not the greatest. It was raining outside. I will take more photos when everything dries out and I can sand and stain them. Still I am very excited. Two benches for a grand total of $31 and that was just for the bolts.
Does anyone else have some projects in the works?