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EPISODE 14: Pine Bench (Part 1)

Build this great pine bench for your entryway, hall or porch. It’s comfortable, has room for two and has storage under the hinged seat for gloves, hats or games. Built from 1x pine it’s a great learning project using simple tools and techniques. In part one of this two-part project, Chad gets the bench up on its legs and shows a great trick to laying out the angles back legs.
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ChadI Can Do That host Chad Stanton is a custom furniture maker with almost two decades of experience in building and teaching. He has written for a number of woodworking magazines and continues to operate his custom furniture business in Toledo, Ohio, and his work can be seen at stantonfinefurniture.com.

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