Dan’s Red Oak Inlay Bench

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Added on March 7, 2011

From: Dan Paquette

Website: My Facebook Page

Location: CT

Hobbyist or Pro: Hobbyist

Finish Used: For my finish I used 7 coats of waterlox. I removed the extra oil 5 to 10 minutes after I applied it. After 24 hours I used a gray scotch pad and cleaned in between coats. To me it was the longest part of the project.

Wood Species: The bench is Red Oak. The inlay is Mahogany and White Maple (dyed black)

Project Description:
My inspiration? Spagnuolo of course! His videos are very educational, made me believe I could do it. The design was in my head and as I went through the project, I made changes to make it a true one of a kind. I spent approximately 100 hrs (give or take a few hours) in my single car garage shop. I spent about $150 on lumber, sand paper, waterlox and all those other little things. However, I spent $300 on new tools so I could do the project, all of which I’ll use again.

Here’s a little slideshow Dan made:


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