DIY Batman Plywood Bench With Shou Sugi Ban Legs




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

Step 2: Cutting the Inlay

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

Step 3: Cutting the Inlay

Used a jigsaw to cut out the inlay

Step 4: Cutting Out the Bench

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

Step 5: Glueing the Bench Together

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

Step 6: The Legs

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

Step 7: Shou Sugi Ban

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

The finished product

Check out my site for more: Home Tree Atlas



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    2 Discussions


    2 years ago

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

    fs woodworking

    2 years ago

    Love it. The inlay is awesome. Well done.