trying to make bench for my wife

Old 08-13-14, 04:38 PM
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trying to make bench for my wife

My wife found an old barn beam, and asked me to make her a bench. She wanted me to find some old legs, but i looked online and they cost way too much for me. I went to a local flea market and found some fireplace tools that had neat handles, and i thought they would work well as legs after i cut them to the correct length.

I was wondering if someone could help me with an ideal way to secure them into the wood block. I figured I could drill a hole and glue them somehow, but i don't know what kind of glue to use. My wife suggested I drill a bigger hole, fill it with cement and set the legs in that way. I have no idea how to approach this problem, and would really like to make it work out somehow.

If anyone has an ideas they would be greatly appreciated.

Old 08-14-14, 05:51 AM
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A hole drilled slightly smaller than the rod should keep them secure [kind of like a nail] but have you given any consideration to how the legs will set on the floor/ground? A small foot can damage the floor or sink into the ground if it's to be outside.

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