Mid-Mod Wood #1: Mid Century Modern Inspired Slat Bench

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Blog entry by Hatefly posted 07-01-2014 10:57 PM 4909 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a slat bench I designed and created. Inspired by 1960’s designers, namely George Nelson but others as well. I wanted a little more of an Atomic Retro feel to it. One side has a straight cut and straight tapered legs and the other has a slanted cut with splayed tapered legs.

It’s nowhere close to perfect, but it’s a decent practice piece for a patio/garden bench. (could be used as a coffee table too I guess.)

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 12:35 AM

Very cool design! Stained pine?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 01:41 AM

Love the design. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 02:57 AM

very nice! Will have to try making this at some point in time, would look nice in walnut

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#4 posted 07-03-2014 12:54 PM

@gfadvm Yep, stained pine. I am broke so needed something inexpensive.

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#5 posted 07-03-2014 02:45 PM

That is so nice. I would always sit in the air conditioned part, just like that cute little girl.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#6 posted 07-04-2014 03:54 PM

nice bench!

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