Built a wooden shooting bench

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  1. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    I recently found these plans to build a simple L/R hand T-frame shooting bench. And I happened to have been gifted some FREE left-over treated wood from a friend's project. Wouldn't you know it, plenty of 2x12x16s and no 2x6s (the nerve...) so had to hit Low-Wes up for some 2x6x8s. Also had to get some circ saw blades since ine was a dull-as-heck 40T. Anyhow here's the plans and I'll update the thread with pics ASAP.

    https://sierrabullets.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/shooting-bench-plans.pdf

    Here's what it's supposed to look like when I am done.

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    And here's what mine looks like minus the front brace and side rifle barrel rails


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  2. kcult

    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

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    You're going to need to anchor that somehow, so it doesn't blow away.
     
  3. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    lmao. I'll anchor it with my fat arse sitting on it in the middle of the woods
     
  4. NCFubar

    NCFubar Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I might suggest 1 thing ... if you have access to a router take the sharper edges off with say a round over bit or such. Your torso will like it as after a few minutes of not leaning on a cut edge.
     
  5. Jeppo

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    Nah, that thing is heavy enough to disrupt the rotation of the earth. ;)
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Yeah we gonna move it without the seat attached until it's in it's permanent home. Still probably 250+ lbs.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    I'd buy a long-ass extension cord n build that joker onsite.

    Very cool, BTW.
     
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    Nice looking bench. The seats look like they’re set back a bit far, but I guess you could modify or leave them off entirely.
     
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    Damn, that’s a nice looking bench!
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Progress has been made. Working on the bench seat this afternoon and recruiting some young backs to help haul this sucker over to my range

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  11. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Almost done and ready to haul to the range but first a little mood music
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  12. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    And That gets You the Battery Oaks ATTABOY OF THE DAY!!! I'll come move that when you're ready. By that I mean I'll Point to where it goes.
     
  13. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Already done my friend. Got the boys and Mama involved early on today, and we spent all afternoon shooting. Of course the gingers had to get on it first :D
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    And a fine pair if I do say so...A pair of fellow sophisticates..Doc Holliday.
     
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    Ah you ain't contributing to the delinquency of any minors here are ya?
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    no minors were harmed in the making or use of this project ;)
     
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    gunbelt Sponsor Benefactor Charter Life Member Sponsor

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    I like the seat on that bench!:D
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    I'm quite fond of it also lmao

    When you gonna come shoot with us old man? You can sit your butt right or left side
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Friday Polite-Knock raid Charter Member Supporting Member

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    -Shooting benches are cool.
    -Yeah hehe I want one.
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    Just cut all the wood at home load it up and take it to the range and use battery powered tools to assemble it.
     
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  22. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    This man has built stuff before ;)
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    well it's about time to put some stain or waterproofing on the bench. Been over a year, and still looking good though. Being in the shade most of the day helps with that.

    I keep staring at the remaining pile of leftover free wood I have had since this project, with the intent on building a pistol-shooting table or a cover but honestly....meh. I'm good for one outdoor project every 5 years.
    And we're about the build a house so....not interested :D
     
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    @Ikarus1 Great Job on the bench.But Looking at the pics it seems to me you might have to build you another one so you can get a turn to shoot. LOL
     
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    Lowe's carries an alleged polyurethane fortified deck paint by Valspar in several colors that might provide some good protection for the bench. I recently painted our front porch in dark grey and really liked how it laid down with a brush with some thinning. Looks awesome.
     
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    skiles Reloaded Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I recommend Cabot's deck stain for that job. I use that on our fence and some other stuff outside. Put it in a weed sprayer, it will take 10 minutes to do. They sell it at Lowe's.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Already have a gallon of Chesnut Brown semi transparent ready
     
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