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Project by Mauricio posted 06-09-2014 05:53 PM 1020 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of rustic boarded benches I made. Trying my hand at selling a couple of these. We’ll see how it goes.

These are made out of Pine. I surfaced the top with a jack plane to give it that rustic look.

These are painted, distressed, and then finished with dark wax to dirty up the exposed wood and fill in and highlight any defects.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 05:56 PM

Great work Mauricio. I love the scalloped tops. Excellent.

-- ~Tony

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ToddJB

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 05:57 PM

I love these. Good job.

And using a plane to make the surface rough? Now that’s something I could accomplish!

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Mosquito

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 06:23 PM

nice work Mauricio. Good to see you still kickin’ around these parts

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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terryR

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 06:49 PM

Defects? what defects? They look great, Mauricio!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 07:02 PM

Thanks Tony, and Toby, Yeah smoother surfaces are over rated. :-)

Thanks, Mos, yeah I’m still lurking the usual threads, just don’t have much time to comment these days. Also, just hasn’t had much to add lately since I’ve been making multiples of the same things. (made 5 6board chest, and 4 of these benches).

Terry, Thanks! I mean the intentional defects, like when I beat it up with a file, awl, can of paint, all that fun stuff, not to mention tear out which adds character. Lol.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 07:30 PM

Sounds like you need to take everything you’ve learned and chuck it out the window. Love your projects as always Maur. Keep it up buddy.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 07:41 PM

Mauricio, I can’t think of one reason why these shouldn’t sell. Great builds!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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theoldfart

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#8 posted 06-09-2014 07:47 PM

Maur, great bench. How well did the six board sell? I’ve made one and really liked it and I have aaa fess to realy are pine stock.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 08:50 PM

Good job sir. Hope they sell for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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alohafromberkeley

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 09:07 PM

Mauricio, love the bench…looks proportionally perfect and I love the color. What did you use to get the color so even? Mahalo for sharing this with us…................Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 06-09-2014 09:14 PM

Stef, throwing everything you’ve learned out the window is pretty liberating, you should trry it. Thank you sir.

Thanks Lee.

Kevin, Thanks. I haven’t sold jack yet. This lady I know is selling them on consignment for me, she had high hopes at first but we’ve been having to lower the price slowly to see what the right point is. It’s been a learning process.

Thanks Monte! I hope so to.

Thanks Wes, it might just be the pictures, I took them with the “vintage” effect. I really just slapped it on sloppily and then sanded it down lightly once it was dry, then beat it up, then applied the wax.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Buckethead

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#12 posted 06-09-2014 09:16 PM

I love the hand scraped look. I wanted to leave the plane marks on my vise chops, because it looks hand crafted. I chickened out.

I think you’ll have some success selling rustic/romantic/shabby chic pieces.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 06-09-2014 09:21 PM

Thanks Bucket. Yeah that’s the idea, that’s what the ladies like these days. I just haven’t been able to bring myself to paint one teal which is hot now. LOL.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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theoldfart

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#14 posted 06-09-2014 09:46 PM

“I have aaa fess to realy are pine stock.” Don’t mind my incoherent babbling, it’s the drugs! Translation: I have access to really wide pine stock

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#15 posted 06-09-2014 10:59 PM

they look good. Hope they sell well for you.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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