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Making an oak picnic bench direct out of the log

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Rob D   

Going to be doing lots of these this year.


The Peterson makes things easier but you could do the same method with a big circular saw to hand.









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Great video. It has inspired me to dust off my old chainsaw mill for when I get a suitable butt. What sort of money would you sell the bench for?


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Rob D   

Not a lot really - prob around £150-00 + vat.... it's still quite rough...


Main thing is it's all 3" oak which sets it apart from other benches.


Am going to make a load and instead of sanding everything perfectly I'll make em, leave outside a month for the surface to dry, then spend max 30 mins sanding any corners, sharp edges and obvious splinters.


That way I can sell cheaply and so they're more likely to sell.

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