Our first finished project from our two Indiana reclaimed bowling lanes is a bench/console, perfect for sitting, reading, and displaying a TV, record player, or anything you don’t want on the floor.
We built it out of part of one of the lanes, acquired from Architectural Anarchy. It’s part of a series of furniture we’re making over the next few months, highlighting the lanes’ lovely maple wood, charming arrow detail and smooth, straight lines.
For this bench, we mitered the corners, to create a fluid movement between the individual wood panels, without the need for metalwork to break it up. We also added reclaimed walnut barnwood, leftover from another project, onto the edges, to bring out the deep brown of the arrows leading the strike zone.
To read more about our process, and see some sparks flying from table saws, see our previous In The Woodshop posts.