Maple Leaf Bench

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Project by Mick posted 1971 days ago 1178 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench I made for a local craft show. It’s a split maple log, 18”H x 15”W x 36”L x 6” thick. The top and ends have a bar-top epoxy finish (5 layers). The Wormy Pine legs are coated with poly and paste wax. Red Maple leaves are embedded in the top. LOML wants it as her coffee table. Since it didn’t sell at the craft show I’ll have a chance to relent.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#1 posted 1971 days ago

Nice bench, how did you get the leaf to stay below the poly?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#2 posted 1971 days ago

You can embed anything (relatively thin, that is) by applying the first layer of epoxy, placing the object while the finish is still wet (it’s incredibly sticky), then allowing that to completey dry before applying the next layers. I had also pressed the leaves overnight into the layout I wanted.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#3 posted 1970 days ago

nice work.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#4 posted 1970 days ago

Another nice bench.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 1964 days ago

Very cool, i too build this type of furniture, could say rustic is my passion, very nice project,love it.

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#6 posted 1052 days ago

Nice work. I have wanted to inlay leaves into some of my work but wasn’t sure of how to go about it. Thanks for sharing!

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