Teeter-Totter BenchSeptember 3rd, 2008 in projects
The debate rages on.
Is it a teeter-totter or a see-saw?
Are they even the same thing?
When it comes to JUNK, does it even matter? Grab an old teeter-totter and repurpose
yourself this swingin' new bench.
Eight 1 1/2 in. galvanized screws
Teeter-totter (or see-saw!)
Clear enamel spray
Drill bit (7/64)
Step 1: Measure and cut ends of teeter-totter each at 27 in. (these become the bench sides.)
Step 2: Center piece measures 28 in. (this becomes the bench seat.)
Step 3: Sand all pieces with orbital sander, eliminating rough edges and splinters.
Step 4: Measure, mark, and cut triangles out of base of side pieces with jig saw.
Step 5: Measure each side piece for seat. Our sate is placed 17 in. from the ground.
Step 6: Mark and drill two pilot holes on each side piece to connect seat to sides.
Step 7: Connect seat to sides with two screws on each side.
Step 8: Cut four 45 degree angle blocks and attach with screws under seat to reinforce. Each block is an inch in from the outside edge.
Step 9: Finish with a coat of clear enamel.
Tip: The cushion is cleverly crafted from an old bath towel, scrap fabric, and twine.
After you make it, show it off to other members in the Member Junk area.
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