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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 12-15-2014 06:29 AM 1595 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have posted a few of these types of benches before, but I just love the way they turn out. The reds in this one are so beautiful, I think my customer will be quite pleased. This bench has 6 coats of polyurethane clear gloss.

-- "The Cedar King"





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BusterB

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 06:43 AM

Wow…that’s nice. Beautiful piece of wood. Too bad you couldn’t get it a bit shinier… Lol great build cedar king.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 11:09 AM

WOW!!! If your customer is not happy then there is something really wrong with him/her.
That is great Todd, that Cedar is absolutely awesome.
Thanks for showing.
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 03:54 PM

Beautiful. Love the cedar.

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

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 04:02 PM

Super! beautiful wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 12-16-2014 12:25 AM

That is one beautiful natural edge bench!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 01:25 AM

Wow, that one turned out really good. LOVE the cedar. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 05:34 AM

Thank again guys, I appreciate your comments. Have a great Christmas.

-- "The Cedar King"

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DLC

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 04:06 PM

Really nice. Can I ask a couple of technical questions?
- What is your joinery for the legs-to-benchtop and the diagonal braces?
- I get a lot of tearout when planing cedar. How did you deal with this?
Thanks,
DC

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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Roger

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#9 posted 12-17-2014 02:00 PM

That’s what I call bench bling

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#10 posted 12-17-2014 07:02 PM

Hello DC to attach the legs I usual glue and screw, but it cost more to ship that way so I have to make it so the legs are detachable. I run the screws at an angle like pocket screws. I add the braces to help keep the legs ridged. Here is some pictures to help see what I did. I have a drill bit with a counter sink thing on it to help prevent tear out. That works about 90% of the time, cedar can tear out pretty easy compared to other woods. I hope this helps, have a great Christmas.

-- "The Cedar King"

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medsker

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#11 posted 12-19-2014 12:25 AM

That is a beautiful project. Do you use water based Poly or oil based Poly?

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whitebeast88

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#12 posted 12-19-2014 01:15 AM

beautiful bench,as always.i know your customer is gonna love it!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#13 posted 12-22-2014 03:06 AM

Medsker I use an oil base poly, I tried the water base stuff once and I wont do it again.

-- "The Cedar King"

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