DL: Now that people are starting to think about working outside, I thought it would be a good idea to make a bench that can be used indoors or outdoors. (Kirby: We used to have really good success with these benches, but not so much the past couple of years. I am hopeful, but with reservations.)
DL: This is some pine we had milled from a tree that came down a couple of years ago. (Kirby: The tree was on our property, but it fell into a neighbor’s yard, where their big tree “caught” it. Then we had a guy come to take it down, and he had to LIFT IT OVER OUR HOUSE WITH A CRANE! No $hit! They had to lift the tree OVER THE HOUSE! It was scary as crap and I had to leave so that I wasn’t watching. I went to Target and spent money.)
DL: The boards I had milled have been seasoning for a few years, and they are the right width for a nice bench.
(It IS a nice bench, and it’s available at Elizabeth’s at Hanes Park. Now, we have a #*&%^@! magnolia that got all torn up in the last ice storm that needs to come down. Fortunately, it will not need to be lifted over the house.)