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Where The Rubber Meets The... Wood Room?

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We all can't afford to maintain expensive cars with more expensive parts. However, what stops us from building car related stuff?

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I take a wood shop class in my school, and I knew that I wanted to do something with cars. First off, I was thinking of something like a wooden engine table. I could maybe use a hole saw, cut the cylinders, use plywood and other wood stacked, but that idea never was completely realized.

Illustration for article titled Where The Rubber Meets The... Wood Room?
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However, my other idea was completed, and I am going to share the result with you.

Illustration for article titled Where The Rubber Meets The... Wood Room?

So, I made a Mopar bench. I have to say, Mopar was not my first choice. Chevy has a symbol that you really can't do much with, and the same for Ford. However, the circular symbol for Mopar is simple, and could be used in my project. I used 2x6 poplar for the seat, 45 degree offsets on the sides. 5 boards all together connected by a lattice work underneath. No backrest looks better, and is simpler so that is what I went with. Route grooves into the boards, sand, plug holes, and valla, bench. Still have to go over screws on side, but that is for another day. Here are the pics... not the final resting place even though I used outdoor paint. Looks pretty nifty, eh?

Illustration for article titled Where The Rubber Meets The... Wood Room?
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Illustration for article titled Where The Rubber Meets The... Wood Room?

So what do you think? What are some things you can think of for car related projects? How did I do?

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