A Strategy for Woodworking #34: Benched

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Blog entry by Gary Rogowski posted 11-04-2014 09:42 PM 1603 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 33: Simple is Complex Part 34 of A Strategy for Woodworking series Part 35: Work »

Benches can be practical or symbolic. They can hold us up at dinner or be our viewing spot for the entire game. They imply community and congeniality. Come sit next to me on the bench, is a friendly invite. Where is your head? Go sit on the bench, is my old coach talking to me.

This season we worked with the City of Albany’s Parks and Rec department and the amazing Mark Azevedo, botanist and sawyer, to build furniture for a Benefit Auction.

Lumber to Legacy Benefit Auction

This 1st Thursday from 5 to 8PM at the Studio we’ll have a Silent Auction to help raise money for white oak habitat restoration in the Albany area. Using white oak reclaimed from a site clear cut, the Mastery graduates built benches of this wood. No limits on the designs of any of the work. Just an opportunity for them to design and build with this marvelous wood.

Please join us along with our sponsor, Base Camp Brewing, at the Studio for this great event.

Check out this bench by Sue Willette.

-- Gary Rogowski...follow my wit and wisdom on twitter @garyrogowski

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 01:00 AM

VERY NICE! Hope you do well as I’m a tree hugger.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 03:22 AM

Beautiful work Gary, I’m sure it will do very well at the auction.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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