5 Board Bench

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Project by Ivan posted 10-18-2014 03:31 AM 730 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor the retired machinist was saving some ‘Mahogany’ boards from an old crate for 40+ years in his garage rafters. I took this board and thought no way mahogany has knots like this, but it was ~18” wide and almost 10ft long. After the first pass I saw my suspicions were confirmed that it was Pine. I filled the knots with black epoxy and finished with shellac. The fir support rails were being thrown out by a local mill, it is held together with 10 degree dados, glue and pocket screws.
The cut offs made a nice fish to hang up in the shop.

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 12:16 AM

Very cool table. Nice way to approach it and finish with a beautiful piece. I love the use of black epoxy for filling and contrast!!

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 01:44 AM

Very nice looking bench.

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