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Japanese Garden Bench #5: Finishing Up

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Blog entry by newTim posted 03-07-2009 06:25 AM 4323 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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By popular demand. ;) So here’s the finished project with the first coat of stain. I made some modifications to the original plans one of which is the seat height. At 6’5” it is perfect for me, but about an 1” too tall for my wife who’s about 5’8”. The bench is very sturdy and relatively light weight since it is made out of redwood. I imagine it would be much heavier if I had used oak. Like I said before, this was a fun project and not too difficult, especially with the mortising jig.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com



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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 06:39 AM

Beautifil bench! Congatulations!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Alan

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 08:26 AM

Nice, I really like that design.

-- Alan, Prince George

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 07:35 PM

That turned out fantastic! Someone looks quite proud of their project – yeah, I would too!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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spanky46

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 04:34 AM

Real nice! Thanks for sharing.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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