So one of my dining chairs broke this week, bringing me down to 3 now from the original 6 that went with the table. Rather than replace them, I want to make a pair of simple wooden benches with basic tools/woods.
While DIY project videos and sites are everywhere, I wanted to reach out to folks here on any tips or suggestions to what I should look out for or any resources for a budding furniture carpenter moving forward. I have no tools yet, and will be buying (at least) a sander and drill, but what else should I look for.The one thing I will not be buying is a saw or joiner, going to have the lumber store cut my planks for me for my first few projects.
What tips, good people?
Getting wood cut at the hardware store is a terrible idea! Also: I am terrified of power saws. I'm going with a Miter Box and handsaw for my cutting needs. Sweat and effort, ho!Planned Tool list:
Definitely going the miter box route. That should get all my cuts I'll need without needing anything cut at Home Depot. Right now my list is:
(with some changes to the height and width to match my dining tablePlanned Finish:
Going to torch the wood and stain before construction, doing a shou sugi ban effect with a gunstock varnish. After I finish drilling/assembling everything I'll touch up again with the varnish for anywhere that needs it.