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Project by mjon posted 04-27-2009 08:49 AM 3208 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are some pic’s of my most recent modifcation of my standard bench design, there done out of honduras mahogany and finished with three coats of teak oil . on this version i lightend the arms and made the seat depth a little shorter as per the clients reuest, they loved them, after making over seventyfive benches i still dont get tired of making these little darlings i just keep modifing the design mabe some day i will get the perfect bench ,but what fun would that be ? —michaeljon.woodworker

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 12:24 PM

that is BEAUTIFUL!

the customer must have fell in love with them immediately

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 02:27 PM

Benches are very attractive and your workmanship is superb.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 04-27-2009 04:47 PM

Looking good well done

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-27-2009 04:56 PM

I would love to have this at my house ! I really like the style and woods used.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 04-27-2009 05:01 PM

Perfect bench! All that bench needs to be perfect is to be sitting in my back yard!

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#6 posted 04-27-2009 05:55 PM

Wow, this is just beautiful…......... I love the design and the wood choice. Finish and details are just superb and the warm color is really inviting. Great job and thanks for posting.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 04-27-2009 06:12 PM

Great design you have. I see why they are popular. Beautiful anywhere. Nice!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 04-27-2009 07:40 PM

This is a nice design. Well done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 04-27-2009 11:22 PM

Wow these are beautiful benches.Great job. I would really love to know where you guys on here get all the lumber? It must cost a fortune. I know that if I was to purchase that kind of lumber here in Newfoundland it would break my bank account.

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#10 posted 04-28-2009 12:26 AM

Beautiful work, love the design.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Jesse S

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#11 posted 04-29-2009 01:05 AM

i love that bench and beutiful wood

-- Jesse s

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#12 posted 04-29-2009 01:09 AM

Wow, those are awesome!! I love the color of the benches when they are in the sun. Nice!!

-- Steve-o

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 07-14-2009 07:34 PM

Great craftsmanship, & design.

It looks inviting, & comfy.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 07-29-2009 03:49 PM

A beautiful bench! Well done!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#15 posted 08-04-2009 05:10 PM

Excellent build and design. Nice choice of wood. Looks like you have reached the point of perfection in build and design. Congratulations on a beautiful contest entry and good luck on the outcome.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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