Monday, 23 January 2017

Hidden talent: Jake's hand made bench PART II

So as I've said before, I don't have any photos of this bench "in progress" because Jake didn't know he needed to take them. He has since learned of this necessity.

As a result, all photos will be of the bench after its completion (graciously taken by Jake's sister). I will ensure that they correlate to that particular step as much as possible.

Without further ado, here is how Jake made the bench! (An account as best as he could remember it)


We left off with owning a live-edge piece of wood and too many ideas of what we ought to do with it.

A couple of pieces of the live-edge wood.

After a while, Jake and I agreed that he should make something for his sister (we weren't sure what we wanted for ourselves at this point and didn't want to commit to something without knowing exactly where it would go in our house).

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Inspiration: Jake's hand-made bench PART I

Okay! Two things!

First: I interviewed Jake for his "Public Service Announcement" but we both agreed that we'll save his winterising advice for next year... BEFORE winter actually hits.

Second: As promised, here is the beginnings of a step-by-step guide that Jake gave to me (to the best of his memory anyway) to building the beautiful bench he made for his sister.

How to make a live-edge bench
The bench in all its glory!
So to begin, my parents "renovated" their home this past year. I use the term "renovated" quite loosely because what they did was tear down their old home and then build a brand new one. (I know I've promised a post on their new house but my mom doesn't have it furnished and stylised on the inside quite how she wants it yet and being of the same mind as her, I won't post pictures of it until it's what she wants. I might do the odd post here and there about elements that have been completed though)