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Project by dennis mitchell posted 04-06-2007 06:30 PM 2742 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built 6 or 7 of these benches. These benches where often built with matching tables. I used distressed Alder with a glaze on this one. I’ve carved Eagles on the back then carved feathers on the tables. I carved a mountain background with columbine flowers on one bench then carved columbine on matching tables. Many I just left natural.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 04-06-2007 06:35 PM

I am SO in love with your work Dennis.
This one really tugs at my heart. I can feel a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes when I look at it. What does that mean? I have no idea—other than something about it REALLY appeals to me.
I think it is your diamonds on the back that really put it over the top for me.

And i love the finish. Hey maybe that’s it—it matches all of my dusty furniture!! ;)
I could just say “it’s a fashion thing”

Love it, Dennis. Absolutely love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 04-06-2007 08:38 PM

Dennis – Nice project – I don’t know about the glaze experiment gone bad – I think the finish is very appropriate for the bench. Nicely done! Mike

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#3 posted 04-06-2007 09:08 PM

Dennis, as usual your work is just great. Man oh man. Didn’t even think about the finish when I saw it. So, are you going to do a table for it? Hope so and don’t forget to let us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 04-06-2007 09:13 PM

Chip, no tables for this one. I just don’t have room in my house…one of these days I’ll get rid of this one to. I plan on building an upholstered couch and chair then the bench will have to go.

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#5 posted 04-06-2007 09:45 PM

dennis, i like the bench. i can not read a ruler for anything. so i do not even attempt to build something.

but i like the fiish on that. looks just right for the work.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 09:52 PM

Dennis outstanding.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#7 posted 04-06-2007 10:16 PM

when you build the couch remember my first comment!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 04-07-2007 03:02 AM

Dennis, I like your style and craftsmanship. By the way, when are you going to join the Chamber of Commerce?

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#9 posted 04-07-2007 03:13 AM

Fred… It is on the list, right between selling all my worldly possessions so I can becoming a celibate monk and moving to Los Vegas to be a Michael Jackson impersonator.

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#10 posted 04-07-2007 06:42 PM

very nice! i love the dimonds on the back rest, very nice design!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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#11 posted 04-07-2007 07:27 PM

Very cool Dennis, I like the designs in the back, Rustic, looks like it would last forever. I like the finish too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 04-07-2007 07:29 PM

Thanks! One of the good things about rustic furniture is they improve with age like a good wine.

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#13 posted 04-07-2007 09:45 PM

Wow, nice bench. Wouldn’t that be great to make a ton of those for the park service? They would fit in nicely in many parks.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#14 posted 04-08-2007 12:01 AM

Dennis great Bench. Don’t you own a smoothing plane all of those chips on the seat could cause splinters.

Oh I remember you said you don’t use sandpaper, you use dull chisels.

Great looking bench.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 04-08-2007 06:16 PM

Heck! Karson you should have seen it before I took my plane to it!

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