|Project by squaretree||posted 07-22-2014 12:32 AM||2909 views||23 times favorited||17 comments|
After acquiring a couple of 10 foot by 5 inch thick walnut slabs, I decided to chop 5 feet off of one to make this bench. I started by scooping out three seats, grooved the sides with my palm router, and then filled the cracks with epoxy. Designing the base was the hardest part. I wanted something custom looking, but also needed to allow for plenty of wood movement. I decided on this setup, which gives the appearance that the slab is sort of floating in between the legs. The base is 100% walnut as well. I finished it with four coats of wipe-on satin poly.Obviously, this is strictly an indoor bench.
5 feet long
about 150 pounds
one of my favorite projects to date
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