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Project by Daren Nelson posted 2046 days ago 4358 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went and dug this slab out of the barn yesterday and made this little bench, put the final coat of finish on it just now (still using a junk camera, sorry)

The legs are simple, the ones under the crotch flair are wider than the ones on the other end. The stretcher is just 1/2 lapped in. I was going to put feet on them but anything I came up with looked out of place to me. It sits very stable, I am going to leave it as is.


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#1 posted 2046 days ago

That’s a beautiful B.W. piece. So beautiful, I think it would look perfect right over there (pointing to the corner of my home office)

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 2046 days ago

pretty pretty,love that it just as is too

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#3 posted 2046 days ago

wow, what a save. Can’t wait to see what else you find in that barn.


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#4 posted 2046 days ago

Most Beautiful. My favorite kind of work.

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

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#5 posted 2046 days ago

Man, I guess what you do is, just cut out the ugly parts and viola! Another piece of “junk wood” salvaged by Daren the Great. Two thumbs way up!!

-- "Sure, listen to what the experts have to say, just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking."

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#6 posted 2046 days ago

You couldn’t even let the finish dry? With looks like that, I don’t blame you. That looks sweet!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2046 days ago

With grain like that, no further augmentation is needed. Bee-you-ti-ful!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 2046 days ago

Great use of the Walnut. I like it!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 2039 days ago

very very nice,and good save.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#10 posted 2039 days ago

Great job Darren. Nice piece of furniture.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#11 posted 1561 days ago

A few years back I had a piece of Elm similar to this. After seeing your table I wish I’d done the same as you instead of chopping it up for boxes.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 1561 days ago

Nice, Nice, Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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