Palomino Bench

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Project by Mick posted 11-26-2008 05:50 PM 1512 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 1.5” thick slab of Fir that I milled and made into a free-standing bench. It’s 16.5”H x 14”W x 48”W. It’s finished with Cabot Austrailian Timber Oil and paste wax. It’s made with interlocking notches (think Ikea) that allow it bo be free-standing. I did peg the legs to the top just so it could be moved easily. I named it “Palomino” because from the side the edges give the impression of horse hide. I enhanced that a bit by hand rubbing in some white tint. It also has the horse brand of the Philmont Scout Ranch (any scouts out there?).

I apologize for the photos – I’m not the greatest photographer!

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

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#1 posted 11-26-2008 05:51 PM

Nice job. I like the wood and the finish you used. Great design!

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 11-27-2008 05:53 AM

Mick, Nice finishing job. Really like the way it looks. The brand is a nice touch.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 11-27-2008 07:06 AM

Very cool, just my style.

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

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