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  1. Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
    Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

    1. Start with reclaimed lumber you�ve hand-picked from the warehouse supply. Choose between a new or rustic look.

  2. Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
    Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

    2. Cut the boards to length. Yep, you�ll be comfy with the saw in no time.

  3. Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
    Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

    3. Assemble the bench in a shockingly short amount of time. Less than three hours!

  4. Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
    Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

    4. Sand the bench to your liking. You might even opt to grab a can of natural finish from eco-friendly paint store Colori (2243 W North Ave, 773-252-4923) on your way home to make it nice and smooth.

Step-by-step process for making a wood bench and sushi from scratch.

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Bench-making workshop at ReBuilding Exchange

Sushi workshop at the Chopping Block

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