Maple over weathered elm bench

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-01-2014 02:37 AM 1435 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of you have already figured out that I have been building a lot of things going into the motorcycle rally. It’s been fun, but a lot of work. In actuality I didn’t get everything finished. But there’s always tomorrow.

This bench is Maple slabs with weathered elm legs. I started to clean up the elm and decided that I liked some of the weathered look. It’s 54 inches wide, 36 inches tall and 22 inches deep. Several coats of oil based poly for finish.

Thanks for reading and all comments are welcome

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

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 02:47 AM

The work of a creative mind. Looks great Monte. Well done!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 02:53 AM

well i hope you do well for all the work you have done, let us know how things are going…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 03:07 AM

Love it! I could even do something like this for the yard. Great work that is beautiful and useful.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 03:17 AM

Monte I’ve seen a similar bench outside my old coffee shop. Always liked it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 04:24 AM

Love it, Monte, cracks and all!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 08-01-2014 10:15 AM

looks good Monte, You have the perfect look and texture to match your live edges.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 08-01-2014 11:00 AM

Very cool!

-- I do this for fun.

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#9 posted 08-01-2014 12:52 PM

That is a really nice bench Monte. Do you ship those or are they mostly on site sales? I would like to see someome with a bench like that on the back of their motorcycle….there’s always a way to accomplish anything..You’ll do great. hard work and persistence alwas pays off.

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 01:31 PM

Great look to this bench. Has great seat appeal like “its always been there on the porch”.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#11 posted 08-01-2014 02:26 PM

Bet that one goes quick Monte. Another well done piece.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#12 posted 08-01-2014 04:01 PM

looks great

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#13 posted 08-01-2014 04:54 PM

Chalk up another winner.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#14 posted 08-01-2014 09:16 PM

Son! I say Son! Them boards are just plumb crooked. Did you loose yer glasses? Dad blamed newfangled styles. Gonna drive me to drink just trying to figure how to passout on it. Well just put it on my back porch and I’ll figure it out over time. OK. So don’t get the swell head, but it looks great.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#15 posted 08-01-2014 11:03 PM

Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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