It began in mid September, 2015 and concluded Mid May 2016. Guild members built four Garden Benches to adorn the entrance to the administration building of Albertina Kerr, a local children’s charity in North East Portland.
The project covered 28 work sessions , 85 shop hours and 550 man hours. About a dozen Guild members participated and all said they learned some new woodworking techniques.
These benches were made from local Oregon White Oak. We used 8/4 slabs, milled and where necessary laminated Construction joinery is mortise and tenon.
Guild members gained experience with the sliding table saw, large jointer, planner, thickness sander and multi-router.
This was a good opportunity for new woodworkers to gain some shop experience.
All work was done on Friday afternoons in the shop from 1pm to about 5pm.
Bob O’Connor led the project.
Final two benches. Pictured are Guild members Steve Anderly and Don Cline flanking Albertina Kerr Business Manager Christine Andersen