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Last month I made my wife a Rustic Bench.
2" Oak slab. I used Locus for legs.

After splitting legs from Locust log...I marked off leg tops for 1 1/2" tendons...

Then took large pieces off with hatchet...


I won't bore you with the Draw Knife work and Sanding.
I used a couple of coats of Spar Urethane to finish.
Here's the finished Rustic Bench...




Fun project for the DIY'er.
 

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Nice bench,how many times did you cut the leg(s) to get it to sit without rockin?
 

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One time, Wald Jager.
I cut the legs long because I didn't know how high I wanted the finished bench top.
I shimmed up two legs to get bench level. Then took a piece of wood (1 1/12" thick) and scribed a pencil line around each leg bottom.
I cut legs one time. Solid as a rock.

It's fun project. My Oak and Locust was dried wood.
Make sure you use dry wood for legs. Green wood will shrink. If green wood is used for legs they will become wobbly and loose, as it dries.
Green wood can be used for bench top. As it dries, it will tighten around legs.
 

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Hern said:
One time, Wald Jager.
I cut the legs long because I didn't know how high I wanted the finished bench top.
I shimmed up two legs to get bench level. Then took a piece of wood (1 1/12" thick) and scribed a pencil line around each leg bottom.
I cut legs one time. Solid as a rock.

It's fun project. My Oak and Locust was dried wood.
Make sure you use dry wood for legs. Green wood will shrink. If green wood is used for legs they will become wobbly and loose.
Green wood can be used for bench top. As it dries, it will tighten around legs.
Not your first rodeo I see. I would have offered that same tip if you were having a problem .
 
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