Zoe’s 2 seater bench project by Les Kenny
Zoe’s first build – A 2 seater bench with a small table attached in the middle.
Zoe had no fear of using any of the tools. She jumped straight into it and completed the whole job in about 6 hours.
The plans and instructions for this project can be seen HERE. –
See her story below, followed by a sequence of photos showing the various steps, and at the end of the page is a comments section if you would like to add your tuppence worth.
This is an article in the ‘Novice Women Woodworkers‘ series.
After a few initial explanations and a couple throughout the project, Les left me alone to read from the plans and get on with it.
I felt I handled the electric saw and drill with confidence and ease. I wasn’t at all intimated by the drop-saw as I read some of the
first-time girls were and I soon learnt to hold the drill-driver in proper alignment with the screws. There were only a couple of instances (maybe more) where I had to call on Les for some assistants.
It was such a lot of fun and I thouroughly enjoyed it. I think I could just about do another one by myself although Les said for safety reasons I would probably need supervision for the next one or two. It took about six hours to make over a couple of days.
I would recommend anyone to give such a project a try.
I am very proud of my bench seat with it’s little table.
A sequence of photos showing the steps of building
Making the bench – step 1. Cutting the pieces
Making the bench – step 2. Making the side frames
Making the bench – step 3. making the seat frame
Making the bench – step 4. Joining the seat frame and sides
Making the bench – Have a look at that
Making the bench – step 5. Making and fixing the table frame
Making the bench – step 6. Fixing the back rail
Making the bench – step 7. Adding the back slats
Making the bench – step 8. Adding the seat slats
On go the table slats
Almost done! Just the arms…
…and finally – The backrest top rails.
Gotta say, It doesn’t look bad
My first woodwork project