Live edge Spalted Maple Bench

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Project by LoganN posted 11-20-2014 03:20 AM 1960 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bench I made quickly this weekend. I had a really nice Spalted Maple slab that I thought would look great as an entry table or bench – I chose the bench because it was what I needed!

The legs are 2” wide pieces I had and are joined with dowels and a walnut support from front to back. The stretcher is a cherry board that I 1/2 lapped with the walnut support. The legs are then mortised and tenoned into the top and glued in place. I like the angle of the legs and the top turned out nicely. I’m trying out the Tried and true original varnish. I have 2 coats and I’m planning on giving it a final sand with 1200 grit sandpaper. I tried it out on a smaller piece and it gives a really soft and sexy (yes,
I meant that!!) feel.

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#1 posted 11-20-2014 04:35 AM

I could have built a lot of jewelry boxes with that Spalted Maple

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 11:25 AM

Vary nice Project Logan. Well Executed and a great design!

-- Staring up to admire your Halo,usually creates a pain in the neck!

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 01:16 PM

Nice design, those legs look…

-- --Denver-- Any society that will give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 04:30 PM

Great build. Beautiful wood.

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

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 11:05 PM

lovely bench. That is a very nice project for a weekends work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 11-21-2014 03:12 AM

Thank you all! I appreciate the feedback and having you look at my work!

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