Introduction: DIY Batman Plywood Bench With Shou Sugi Ban Legs

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Since I mostly had plywood lying around, I'd thought I'd try and see what a plywood inlay would look like. Using the Dark Knight symbol as the inlay.

I also tried Shou Sugi Ban (Japanese fire burning) for the first time, to stain the legs.

For more pictures and details, have a look at my blog Home Tree Atlas.

Step 1: The Template

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Step 2: Cutting the Inlay

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Cutting strips of plywood the size of the template. Then glued and clamped them together.

Step 3: Cutting the Inlay

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Used a jigsaw to cut out the inlay

Step 4: Cutting Out the Bench

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Traced the cut out inlay onto a sheet of plywood, then cut it out using a jigsaw.

Step 5: Glueing the Bench Together

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Glued together the top and bottom part of the plywood bench together

Step 6: The Legs

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Made some simple legs out of pine. Cut out notches for it to slot onto the bench.

Step 7: Shou Sugi Ban

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Burning the top layer of the wood protects it. I was doing it mostly to get the dark color. Need to brush off the soot after burning.

Step 8: The Bat Bench

Picture of The Bat Bench

The finished product

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Comments

Ehlers_TV (author)2016-02-25

I need to try !! Soooo Cooooool !!!!

fs woodworking (author)2016-02-25

Love it. The inlay is awesome. Well done.

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